Solved

Stop Windows 7 from sleeping with GPO

Posted on 2011-09-22
10
5,348 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi guys,

I would like help on configuring group policy to stop our Windows 7 machines from going to sleep at all.

Any help greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:Simon336697
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
yo_bee earned 300 total points
ID: 36584688
You can do this in two areas.
Comp Config > Admin Template > System > Power Management
Review the options

Then there is Group Policy Preferences
Comp Config > Preferences > Control Panel > Power > Right click and create Update.  
You will see all the options you need

0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 36584699
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Simon336697
ID: 36584783
Hi guys thanks for your kind help on this.

Guys, I used group policy preferences, and I get the following message trying to view the settings after configuring them.

An error has occurred while collecting data for Power Options.

The following errors were encountered:
An unknown error occurred while data was gathered for this extension. Details: Could not find a part of the path '\\SERVERA.<ourdomain>.net\SysVol\<ourdomain>.net\Policies\{BC7FD5F6-3A09-4115-90FE-DF8B7C70180E}\Machine\Preferences\PowerOptions\PowerOptions.xml'.

I then go to the share

\\SERVERA.<ourdomain>.net\SysVol\<ourdomain>.net\Policies\{BC7FD5F6-3A09-4115-90FE-DF8B7C70180E}\Machine\Preferences\PowerOptions

There is no Preferences folder there at all.

Only
\\SERVERA.<ourdomain>.net\SysVol\<ourdomain>.net\Policies\{BC7FD5F6-3A09-4115-90FE-DF8B7C70180E}

Machine
User
GPT.ini

appears.

I am creating this gpp from a windows 7 machine with RSAT installed.
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Simon336697
ID: 36584786
I have been able to configure group policy preferences in other gpos earlier, so I dont know why this is a problem.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 36584792
It could be a corrupt GPO.
If there are no other settings in this GPO I would delete it and start it over.

0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 36584805
You can also try the GP > admin temp> system> power managment > sleep setting.

Look at the part 2 link I posted.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:ComputerBeast
ComputerBeast earned 100 total points
ID: 36586457
Hi all,

It could be a problem between the graphic card and/or the display.

Thank you
Anil
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Ackles
Ackles earned 100 total points
ID: 36592673
Simon,
See below:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/03/19/managing-power-with-group-policy-part-2-or-3.aspx

If you manage power options via Preferences, users are able to change them. But if you use Policy, then users have no option to disable it.

A
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Ackles
ID: 36592678
This is same as posted by yo_bee, but still it's a better way for the reasons mentioned above.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Simon336697
ID: 36946227
Thanks so much guys sorrry about the delay.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, we will see the basic design consideration while designing a Multi-tenant web application in a simple manner. Though, many frameworks are available in the market to develop a multi - tenant application, but do they provide data, cod…
Last week, our Skyport webinar on “How to secure your Active Directory” (https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5810/Webinar-Is-Your-Active-Directory-as-Secure-as-You-Think.html?cid=Gene_Skyport) provided 218 attendees with a step-by-step guide for…
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question