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WinXP disable standby mode for all users on laptops

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Hello all, I have a number of laptops that I am supporting, and I would like to disable standby mode for all users when they close their laptop lids. Does anyone have advice on how to do this? My reason for wanting to do this is there is some latency on the wireless cards to reconnect when the laptop wakes up from standby. Laptops are HP NC6930p, OS is Windows XP Pro, SP2.
-Karl
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If you are running XP clients then you may want to take a look at this GPO plugin from energystar.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_pm_ez_gpo
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Control Panel -> Power Options -> Set the option 'When I close the laptop lid' to 'Do Nothing'
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Pickriff, -I'll try your suggetion. The catch is that none of the users have rights to change any settings in the Advanced tab of Power managment and from what I've seen, the settings are profile specific. We have used a similar trick in the past to set default printers, - will give it a try in this context and let you all know how it turns out.
-Karl
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