Solved

GPO Windows 7 power management

Posted on 2012-03-30
5
1,019 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-30
I have an SBS 2008 sever. In GPO the only option for power management is for XP. Is there a way to configured Windows 7 power options on the server. I'd prefer not to install RSAT on a windows 7 computer?
0
Comment
Question by:ajdratch
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Casey Herman
ID: 37787862
go into Group Policy

Create a policy and call it Win7Powermanagement or something

Apply it to your win7 OU or create an ou that has all the win 7 machines in it and apply it there.

Then in your new policy go to Computer Configuration\preferences\Control Panel Settings\Power options  

In the power options window right click -> create new power plan vista and later.

Set the options you need and you should be good!

Gpupdate /force on the machines you applied it to.


Casey
0
 

Author Comment

by:ajdratch
ID: 37787893
I don't have the option "create new power plan vista and later."  I only have "Power Option Windows XP."
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Casey Herman
ID: 37787919
Sorry forgot to mention that you have to have either a 2008 r2 or install the rsat tools on a windows 7 machine then you can login as admin and edit the gpo from the win 7 box via rsat tools.

Casey
0
 

Author Comment

by:ajdratch
ID: 37787995
My original question was can it be done on teh server. I know I can install RSAT on a Windows 7 computer but I was hoping not to have to do that
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
DrUltima earned 500 total points
ID: 37788026
No, it cannot be done natively with the GPO which comes on SBS 2008.  Your have to do it from another machine, either another server on your network or a client with RSAT on it.  Sorry.

DrUltima
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

747 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now