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SBS2011 Server console monitor does not go to sleep even though I have configured it to turn off monitor after 10 minutes.  It always reverts to High Performance Power plan.  What can I do?

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I have a Microsoft SBS2011 installation that has an interesting issue.  The monitor will not go "to sleep" or power down.  I have to manually power it down.  I have setup a "server Plan" in the power settings in Control Panel to shut down the monitor after 10 minutes, but it does not seem to have any effect.  If it reboots, it reverts to high performance.  This is becoming an issue because the monitor is in my office and can be seen out of the window and attracts onlookers.  Any suggestions?  If I leave the monitor off, which I try to do, someone ultimately turns it on to remove a backup tape or some other minor issue.
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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What can I do?

Try a different monitor?

Screen saver with "blank", short time interval and no password?

Put a wastebasket over the monitor?

Close the drapes?
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by:Wyant Niswonger
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larry:

1. Tried.  2 Different monitors.
2. Done.  Reverts to no screen saver.
3. HA!
4. Cute. No drapes. May have to buy shades for doors / windows.
5. But seriously folks, this shouldn't be that hard.  The Windows 2012 server that is right below it, has no issues.
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I agree it should not be that hard.  There is something stimulating that system.  Office cat walking on the keyboard?  Electromagnetic interference moving the mouse?  Faulty keyboard/kvm switch?  Ex wife messing with you?

It is getting close to Halloween.  Just saying.
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lol use group policy to setup the power management, it will override the system,  P.S after you've made the changes did you click save or apply
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by:Wyant Niswonger
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Thanks. I setup the group policy and it seems to be working. I will see what happens after the next reboot for updates. (I am giving 20 points to Larry for comedic genius 😄)
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hey its halloween
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The fact that the settings were reverting led me to conclude there is/was a GPO applied to the domain or OU that caused them to revert.  I still think this might be the case, but if you have added a conflicting GPO lower in the tree, iirc, the nearest one wins.  Might be worth investigating if there is a GPO that caused the initial issue.
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