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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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by:Joseph Daly
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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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If the GPO doesnt work, then do arekkusu said, on a non admin account, you say all users so i assume their is more than one person using the same laptop, you will need to set a default profile.  to do this

1. make changes to settings needed on an account
2. log off and restart
3. log on as local admin, browse to account profile you logged off earlier
4. enable show hideen files, copy entire contents of profile
5. paste into C:\Documents and Settings\Default User

All new users should now hold the settings, you can do most things with GPO settings but sometimes i find thois easier.  Please bare in mind this will only work if the user has no profile on the laptop prior to logging on
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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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