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I'm looking to turn off hibernation for XP laptops in our domain but don't know the best way.

We have one 2008 DC in the domain at the moment and I have yet to create the preference folder in the sysvol. But I should still be able to use the preferences correct?

I set a user side logon script with line "powercfg /hibernate off" and it worked but my question is, how can I do this in preferences and utilize the Targeting feature (target for laptops options)

The user side power options under preferences doesn't seem to exist. On the computer side, it's admin temps | system | Power but doesn't work as a computer setting for some dumb reason

Any ideas?

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by:Neil Russell
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See this MSDN article, hope it explains all for you

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915160
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Have you tried using this?

Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Power Management.
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by:snyderkv
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Neilsr,

I read this and I already stated that the user side logon script works but that article is rediculous.

The question was how can I leverage this using preferences? The power options are already their but didn't seem to work.

Any ideas?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You have already deployed the power options in a GPO they are not there?
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by:dbradley626
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  1. Open the Start Menu.
   2. Right click Command Prompt.
   3. Select Run as administrator.
   4. To turn hibernation off type the following “powercfg -hibernate off” without the quotes.
   5. To turn Hibernation on type the following “powercfg -hibernate on” without the quotes.
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by:snyderkv
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dbradley,

This is for GPO not local policy.

Does anyone know anything about the new preferences feature in 2008?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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I do but you shouldn't have to use this for this feature
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by:snyderkv
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Ok but preferences are better in this case and not only simplify the process but include client side targeting so I can target portable computers.

The preferences are not working on XP. Is this because I didn't create the policy folder in the sysvol? Or is it because the XP machine doesn't have xmlight and client side extensions? I didn't think that was required for XP to process the preferences because I created the GPO in 2008 (not on my xp machine)
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by:snyderkv
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Ah just found an article, I do need xmllight and CCEs on every xp client in order for it to pull preferences. Good reason to upgrade operating systems I guess
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Found out why preferences wasn't working on XP and posted link
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