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when you apply a power plan in the computer configuration, does it only apply to the computer whilst it is sitting at the ctr+alt+del screen?
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by:cmatchett
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dd759141.aspx

Settings that are applied to the computer become active when the computer is started without a logged-on user. However, Power Plan preference items, which support Group Policy background updates, can reset power settings when computer policy is applied without a logged-on use

Is this right?
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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Power plans are effective when set, the computer restarted and the new plan kicks in.

It runs as a service so far as I know, and yes it works even if the computer is not logged in. So I log  off and remain on battery, the computer will suspend. Screen savers also work when logged off.

I hope that helps.
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by:McKnife
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It applies at anytime, logged on or off  doesn't matter.
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by:John Hurst
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@cmatchett  - Any follow up?  As noted, power plans are effective when logged off.
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@cmatchett  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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