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Deploying GP Power Options for Vista, 7 with SBS 2008 Standard

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I am trying to deploy Power Policy Preferences so I can manage Power Options for Windows 7 and Vista from my non-R2 SBS 2008 Standard.

I found http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=05d0598b-95f9-4bdd-af36-b365d68ec5f6&displaylang=en#Instructions which I thought I could download and install on my SBS box and then add the ADMX template, but all I see are ADML files.

Help .... :-)
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Group Policy preferences and client-side extensions are built into the GPMC for Windows 7 and 2008/2008 R2. Just use one of them to manage the extensions in GP.

You need to deploy the client-side extensions to Vista machines:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab60dc87-884c-46d5-82cd-f3c299dac7cc&displaylang=en
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I am already using GPP across all OS, but am looking at how to deploy control over Power Options for Windows Vista, 7 machines.

It appears that the only setting in GPP is for XP. I have read through some forums that Windows 2008 R2 can do this, but surely this can be installed or added to Windows 2008?
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GPP does support Vista and 7, in the same location, add a "Power Sheme". Vista and 7 have native policy support as well in Administrative Templates, but it's not as advanced as preferences.
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When I Edit a GPO and browse to User > Preferences > Control Panel > Power Options and right click to Add New, I only see an option called 'Power Options (Windows XP)' and 'Power Scheme (Windows XP)'.

Can you advise on where the Windows Vista and 7 preference is located?
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Sorry, forgot to mention - you must use a 2008 R2 or Windows 7 machine with RSAT tools to add these options. Here's a good TechNet blog article on it:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/09/30/configuring-a-power-plan-with-group-policy-preferences-by-alan-burchill.aspx

I manage all of my 2003 domain policies with a Windows 7 workstation with the RSAT tools and GPMC. Works great. Also, it's actually called a "Power Plan", my bad. Screenshot attached.
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I will be onsite to go through this, so thanks!
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