Configuring Windows Vista and 7 Power Management on Windows 2000/2003 Domains



Using Group Policy, you can manage when Vista and 7 computers hibernate, go to sleep, and many other options.

This can be used to either keep your computers from going into sleep modes to prevent problems (like I’ve experienced with brand new Dell Optiplex 380’s that wouldn’t wake up properly) or can be used to help save your organization money by powering off computers after certain periods of inactivity.

The document comes from energy-star, and is aimed to help you save electricity, thus saving the environment, but you can use the same instructions in a different way to keep your computers running all the time as well.

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