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Power settings not sticking / saving long term

Posted on 2014-09-05
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Using a high powered tower desktop used as a camera machine, we've set the power settings so that the display does not turn off (blank out) but stays on always.

For whatever reason, in the last week or so.  The power settings have been resetting itself every few hours to turn off the display every 20 mins. which is no good.

Do you know what maybe causing this issue?  Possible GPO on username e.t.c.?
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If it is a domain-joined computer there is probably a Group Policy Object overwriting the settings. You can verify the GPO settings by performing the following from an elevated command prompt (right-click Command Prompt and "Run as Administrator).

C:\gpresult /h c:\temp\gpresult.html

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This will generate an HTML file in C:\Temp. Open the HTML file in your browser of choice and scour through it looking for any GPOs that have been applied for power settings.

If it is being overwritten by GPO, your Active Directory administrators could put an exception in for the machine(s) or user(s) in question using Group Policy Preferences Item Level Targeting.

Once they have made the changes to the GPO you will need to refresh the GPOs on the machine and then re-run results to insure that the changes stick.

C:\gpupdate /force
C:\gpresult /h c:\temp\gpresult2.html

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Yep, digging further, found indeed it was a GPO on the OU applying that setting.
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