Trying to set group policy to never put the system to sleep
Posted on 2014-08-13
I am trying to setup a general purpose lab computer to never go to sleep, no matter what user is logged in. This is a Windows 7 Pro computer. I went into gpedit.msc, under Computer Configuration\Administrative Template\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings\Specify the Unattended Sleep Timeout setting. In there, it says that if you enable this policy and specify 0 seconds, Windows will not automatically transition to sleep. I made this change, but the computer still goes to sleep based on the power scheme settings for each user. I assumed that group policy is the "authority" of the computer and would at least set each user profile to never go to sleep, but this is not the case apparently. What am I doing wrong?