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Stop Windows 7 from sleeping with GPO

Posted on 2011-09-22
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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.
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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

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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.
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I have been able to configure group policy preferences in other gpos earlier, so I dont know why this is a problem.
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It could be a corrupt GPO.
If there are no other settings in this GPO I would delete it and start it over.

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You can also try the GP > admin temp> system> power managment > sleep setting.

Look at the part 2 link I posted.
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Hi all,

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

Thank you
Anil
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by:Ackles
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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.

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This is same as posted by yo_bee, but still it's a better way for the reasons mentioned above.
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Thanks so much guys sorrry about the delay.
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