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How to manage power management for Win2k/WinXP Pro workstations

I want to manage the power management (ie: turn off monitor and hard disk) for 300 Win2k/WinXP Pro workstations. I found a tool (EZ_GPO_Tool, code in C++), but is there a way I can change those binary registry settings with Active Directory or scripts without deploying a tool on every client ?

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These are binary values, so they're not included in the ADM files for Group Policy. Products like Policy maker from AutoProf (http://www.autoprof.com) will allow you to create policies for different types of data, though, including binary values. Short of that, you can write a script to configure each computer's power-management settings. You could even try something as simple as creating a REG file and then importing it as part of each user's logon script. This only works for per-user power-management settings, though, since your users probably aren't in the local Administrators group.

This was first published in November 2003

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