Solved

Disable sleep at Windows logon screen when no users logged in

Posted on 2014-11-13
1
254 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-28
Hi,
we have a number of Windows 7 PCs on our network, which, when at the logon screen, we would like to prevent them from going to sleep. Ideally this would be done using a group policy.
This needs to be either when the PC has been switched on, but no one has logged in yet, or if a user has logged off and is waiting for the new user to log in. I've seen how this can be done via Power Options, selecting options such as never sleep, never hibernate, etc., but those settings only seem to be in effect if a user is logged in.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
Graham
0
Comment
Question by:jack1884
1 Comment
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
omgang earned 500 total points
ID: 40440611
According to this EnergyStar article, https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises_winVista , GPO for energy management applies even when no one is logged on to the computer.

See this TechNet article, http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/03/17/managing-power-with-group-policy-part-1-of-3.aspx , for info on the various GPO settings pertaining to power management.  Part 2 is where I think you'll want to concentrate.

OM Gang
0

Featured Post

Why won’t your email signature format correctly?

Struggling to get your corporate email signatures to format correctly? Does the logo keep resizing? Is the text appearing too big? What can you do to prevent this? Find out how you can save your signatures today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

929 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

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now