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Hello,

Trying to create a new power scheme using powercfg.  I am logged on to a Windows domain running XPSP3, and my domain account gives full administrator rights to the machine.  

I execute the following commands in order, all execute with no errors:

C:\>powercfg /list

Existing Power Schemes
----------------------
Portable/Laptop
Home/Office Desk

C:\>powercfg /create "Test"

C:\>powercfg /list

Existing Power Schemes
----------------------
Portable/Laptop
Home/Office Desk

C:\>

I can however set active whichever scheme I wish, and alter the settings for each scheme using powercfg.  Only the /create switch doesnt work.

If i log onto the machine as the local administrator, I can create new schemes from the command prompt using these exact switches as normal.

C:\>powercfg /list

Existing Power Schemes
----------------------
Portable/Laptop
Home/Office Desk

C:\>powercfg /create "Test"

C:\>powercfg /list

Existing Power Schemes
----------------------
Portable/Laptop
Home/Office Desk
Test

C:\>
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Question by:ANTSCalPoly
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by:johnb6767
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Corrupted profile perhaps?

Does your account work on any other PC's with the same commands, without being logged in as the local Admin?
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by:ANTSCalPoly
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It does this regardless of username, profile, seemingly permissions, or machine.  

I have a workaround in place where i just change the settings on the "Home/Office Desk" profile, which all the machines have by default, but it would be nice to have my own custom ones.
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johnb6767 earned 100 total points
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OK, now I have to figure this one out. My Domain account worked fine, so it is definately not an issue of local/domain pc accounts. Silly suggestion....Try removing THIS domain account from the local admin group, reboot, and re add it. Then see if you get any different results ....
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