Power Manager Deployment Guide Date: June 17, 2010 A ThinkVantage Technology publication

Power Manager Deployment Guide Date: June 17, 2010 A ThinkVantage Technology publication
Power Manager
Deployment Guide
Date: June 17, 2010
A ThinkVantage Technology publication
Fifth Edition (March 2010)
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Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments . . . . . . . 8
Global Power Setting . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Battery Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Appendix A. Deploying power schemes
for non-administrator groups or users
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Preface
This guide is intended for IT administrators, or those who are responsible for
deploying the Power Manager program (hearafter refer to as Power Manager) to
computers in their organization. The purpose of this guide is to provide the
information required for installing Power Manager on one or more computers, and
the information about the common administration tasks associated with managing
Active Directory®. Implementing and enforcing a power management strategy on
the computers throughout the entire organization can provide substantial savings.
ThinkVantage® Technologies are developed for IT professionals, addressing the
unique challenges they may encounter. This deployment guide will provide
instructions and solutions for working with Power Manager. If you have
suggestions or comments, communicate with your Lenovo® authorized
representative. To learn more about the technologies that can help you lower the
total cost of ownership and to check for periodic updates to this guide, go to the
following Web site:
http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantage
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Chapter 1. Overview
Power Manager helps users adjust power settings to achieve the best balance
between system performance and power saving through slider control or power
plans.
Power Manager provides a variety of power-saving features through two essential
modes, Basic and Advanced. Basic mode is set as default when users open Power
Manager for the first time. Users can specify the level of power saving by simply
using the slider, without power plans. Advanced mode enables users to configure
power plans and the full range of functions in Power Manager to meet specific
power saving needs. Power Manager can also display the battery information, and
help users monitor the battery status.
Power Management on a computer can save energy and money. When the IT
administrator enforces power management strategy on computers throughout the
entire organization, the savings can be far more substantial. Power Manager is
configured by default to use its energy efficiency features. Power Manager also
gives the IT administrator numerous options for tailoring power management
settings to optimize energy efficiency throughout their organizations.
Note: Power Manager has two different versions. One is for Windows XP
operating systems and the other is for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating
systems. In the Windows Vista and Windows 7 version, the term ″power plan″ is
used. In the Windows XP version, the term ″power scheme″ is used. In this
document, no distinction will be made and the term ″power plan″ will be used to
cover both.
Features
Power Manager includes the following functions:
v Balance the performance and power saving of the computer
Power Manager provides the slider to help users quickly and easily set the level
of power to be used. Users can control the Central Processing Unit (CPU) speed
and the brightness of the computer display by moving the slider. Moving the
slider to the left, toward Maximum Performance, increases the CPU speed and
the brightness of the computer display but uses more battery power. Moving the
slider to the right, toward Maximum Battery Life, prolongs the battery life
while limiting the CPU speed and the brightness of the computer display.
When users move the slider to the leftmost position, the power-saving settings
in the predefined Maximum Performance power plan are applied. When users
move the slider to the rightmost position, the power-saving settings in the
predefined Maximum Battery Life power plan are applied.
v View, create, delete, and switch power plans
A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how
the computer is used and conserves power. Power Manager power plans
provide more power-saving settings than Windows® power plans. On the Power
Plan tab, the user can view specific settings in any of the predefined power
plans: Maximum Performance, Timers off (Presentation), Video Playback,
Maximum Battery Life, Energy Star (which is called as ThinkPad® Default on
some systems), and Power Source Optimized. These predefined power plans are
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designed to meet the needs of most people. If the predefined power plans do
not meet your needs, the Create Power Plan wizard can help you create your
own custom power plans. You can easily switch between power plans by
clicking the Battery Gauge icon on the taskbar and using the slider to apply a
predefined power plan, or by pressing the F3+Fn keys to select a power plan
from the Choose Power Plan menu.
v View battery information
Power Manager displays battery information and general battery status, such as
remaining time, remaining capacity, charge and discharge status, cycle count and
so on. The battery health indicator can indicate the battery health conditions in
three colors: green (in good condition), yellow (in fair condition), and red (in
poor condition). When the battery has encountered an error, an error message or
balloon message will display in the notification area.
v Maximize battery life span
If you primarily use the computer with an attached ac power adapter and only
infrequently use battery power, you can increase the life span of the battery by
changing the charge thresholds. This allows you to reduce the number of charge
cycles by letting the battery discharge to a lower percentage before it begins to
charge. You can change the battery charge thresholds on the Battery tab.
You can also set the maximum charge value to below 100%. This option is useful
to prolong the life span of the batteries that you do not use frequently, because it
is recommended to store batteries with less charge rather than full charge.
v Remotely configure Power Manager and deploy power plan
Power Manager enables an IT administrator to configure Power Manager and
deploy a power plan using Active Directory. The IT administrator can select an
active power plan in the client computers, inhibit the user’s ability to switch
between power plans, select a specific power plan, or create a power plan. For
example, the IT administrator can disable the Maximum Performance power
plan and users cannot select it.
Also, the IT administrator can configure settings for the General Setting policies,
Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments policies, Global Power Settings policies, and
Battery Maintenance policy.
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Chapter 2. Installation
The following instructions provide installation procedures for Power Manager.
.Net Framework dependence
Power Manager requires Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 or later. You need to
install the .NET Framework before installing Power Manager. You can download a
compatible version of the .NET Framework from the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/default.aspx
Note: To use Power Manager in Windows 2000 operating systems, install Power
Manager version 1.48.
Considerations for installation
Various functions in Power Manager have dependency on hardware, BIOS, drivers,
and other ThinkVantage Technologies (TVTs). When a function is not supported on
a client computer, the function is hidden in Power Manager. Installing the latest
version of the following software is strongly recommended to enable the full range
of functions in Power Manager.
v BIOS update
v ThinkPad Power Management Driver
v Hotkey driver
v Access Connections™
Installing Power Manager
To install Power Manager without user's interaction, do the following:
1. Start the Windows XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating system, and
then log in with administrative privileges.
2. Extract the Power Manager software package to the hard disk drive. For
example:
C:\Drivers\Vista\PWRMGRV
3. Depending on the operating system, do one of the following:
v For Windows XP operating system users
Click Start → Run, and then type cmd in the Open box to open the command
prompt window.
v For Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system users
Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then select run as
administrator to open the command prompt window.
4. Install Power Manager silently with a default path for installation log by using
the following command line:
<path>\setup.exe -S –SMS
To install Power Manager interactively, do the following:
1. Start the Windows XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating system, and
then log in with administrative privileges.
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2. Double-click the Power Manager software package. The Ready to Install
window opens.
3. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If you would like to
select a different folder, click Browse.
4. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be
extracted to the folder selected in step 3.
5. Make sure that you have selected the Install ThinkVantage Power Manager
now option and click Finish.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the
computer.
Note: Power Manager has two different versions. One is for Windows XP
operating systems and the other is for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating
systems. When you install Power Manager on your computer, match the Power
Manager version with your operating system. Power Manager designed specifically
for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems might not function correctly
on Windows XP operating systems, and vice versa.
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Chapter 3. Working with Active Directory and ADM files
Active Directory provides a mechanism that enables administrators to manage
computers, groups, end users, domains, security policies, and any type of
user-defined objects. The mechanisms that Active Directory uses to accomplish this
are known as Group Policy and Administrative Template (ADM) files. With Group
Policy and ADM files, IT administrators define settings that can be applied to
computers or users in the domain.
Lenovo provides Power Manager ADM files for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and
Windows 7 client computers, with four categories of policy settings: General
Setting, Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments, Global Power Settings, and Battery
Maintenance.
Adding Administrative Templates
Designed to save your time and effort, Lenovo provides the administrative
template files, ″PWMGPO.ADM″ for Windows XP operating systems, and
″PMVGPO.ADM″ for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, which can
be used with Group Policy Editor to set the policies for Power Manager. These
ADM files can be downloaded from the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVAN-ADMIN
To add the Power Manager ADM files to the Group Policy Editor, do the
following:
1. On the computer running the Active Directory, click Start → Run, and type
gpedit.msc. The Group Policy Editor window opens.
2. Under Computer Configuration, right-click Administrative Templates.
3. Click Add/Remove Templates, and the Add/Remove Templates window
opens.
4. Click Add, and select the PWMGPO.ADM file for Windows XP client
computers.
5. Click Add, and select the PMVGPO.ADM file for Windows Vista and Windows
7 client computers.
6. Click Close to close the Add/Remove Templates window.
7. Check that the ADM files have been added to the Group Policy Editor by doing
the following:
v For Windows XP operating systems
a. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates. A
new item named Lenovo ThinkVantage Components is present.
b. Expand Lenovo ThinkVantage Components, a sub-item named Power
Manager is present.
v For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems
a. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates and
navigate to Classic Administrative Templates. A new item named
Lenovo ThinkVantage Components is present.
b. Expand Lenovo ThinkVantage Components, a sub-item named Power
Manager for Vista/7 is present.
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Notes:
a. The policy settings in the Power Manager configuration item are for
Windows XP client computers, and these policy settings do not affect
Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers.
b. The policy settings in the Power Manager for Vista/7 configuration item are
for Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers, and these policy
settings do not affect Windows XP client computers.
General Setting
General Setting policies enables IT administrator to configure general settings such
as selecting an active power plan.
To configure General Setting policies, do the following:
v For Windows XP client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Lenovo
ThinkVantage Components → Power Manager → General Setting.
v For Windows Vista or Windows 7 client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Classic
Administrative Templates → Lenovo ThinkVantage Components → Power
Manager for Vista/7 → General Setting.
This table provides detailed information about each policy setting.
Table 1. General Setting
Policy settings
Description
Do not allow client to switch power plan
Specifies whether to allow switching power
plan on client computers.
If this policy setting is enabled and users
change the power plan, Power Manager will
automatically changes the current power
plan back to the original power plan.
Note: This policy does not inhibit users
from modifying the power saving settings in
the active power plan. When this policy is
enabled, users can move the slider in Basic
mode on Windows Vista or Windows 7
operating systems to modify the power
saving settings in the active power plan.
However, if the original power plan is set to
Maximum Performance or Maximum
Battery Life, users cannot use the slider to
modify the power saving settings in the
power plan.When this policy is enabled,
users still can modify the active power plan,
or move the slider control in the Basic mode.
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Table 1. General Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Do not allow client to create new power
plan
Specifies whether to allow creating a new
power plan in Power Manager on client
computers.
If you enable this policy setting, the New
button for creating power plans in Power
Manager main user interface is unavailable,
though users can create a power plan
outside Power Manager. For example, users
can create a power plan using Power Option
tool in Control Panel.
Do not allow client to select specific power
plan
Specifies whether to allow selecting specific
power plan owned by Power Manager on
client computers.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
input the power plan name. When a plan
name is selected and this name is not
allowed, the current power plan is switched
to another predefined power plan.
Notes:
1. Power Manager searches available power
plans in the following order:
a. Power Manager looks for Energy Star
power plan, which is called as
ThinkPad Default on some systems.
b. If the above search fails or it is not
allowed, Power Manager looks for
Power Source Optimized power
plan.
c. If the above search fails or it is not
allowed, Power Manager looks for
Maximum Battery Life power plan.
2. Only power plans visible in Power
Manager can be specified, and Windows
default power plans cannot be specified.
Select an Active Power Plan
Specifies the name of the power plan owned
by Power Manager to make it active on
client computers.
Notes:
1. The specified power plan name should
exist on client computers.
2. If you enable this policy setting, you
must input the power plan name.
Power Manager applies power plan
specified in this policy during startup. Even
when an active power plan is specified by
this policy, the user is able to change active
power plan after Power Manager startup.
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Table 1. General Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Hide Internet Access
Specifies whether or not to hide the Internet
access.
If you enable this policy setting, all Web
links in Power Manager are hidden. Also,
the Buy a battery link in Windows Power
Option is deleted by selecting Delete in all
pull-down menus.
Note: When the Buy a battery link is
deleted by this policy, the link does not
appear even when this policy is disabled.
Power Logging
Specifies the log output setting of the
AC/DC wattage.
Note: This setting is not supported on
Windows XP client computers.
Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments
The policy settings in the Power Plan Deployments configuration item enables the
IT administrator to create custom power plans and deploy those power plans. The
IT administrator needs to configure every policy under this configuration item.
Policy settings in the Power Plan Deployments configuration item cannot be used
to edit existing power plans on client computers. Once a power plan is deployed,
the IT administrator cannot edit the power plan from the server side. To deploy a
new power plan, the IT administrator needs to configure a power plan with a
different power plan name.
To configure the Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments policies, do the following:
v For Windows XP client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Lenovo
ThinkVantage Components → Power Manager → Power Plan (Scheme)
Deployments.
v For Windows Vista or Windows 7 client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Classic
Administrative Templates → Lenovo ThinkVantage Components → Power
Manager for Vista/7 → Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments.
This table provides detailed information about each policy setting. In this table,
(AC) means the policy setting for client computers with ac power adapter plugged,
and (DC) means the policy setting for client computers on battery power.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments
Policy settings
Description
Plan Name
Specifies the name of the power plan to
deploy to client computers.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
input the power plan name. A limit of the
power plan name is 32 single-byte
characters. If the power plan name is
double-byte, limit the power plan name to
16 characters.
Note: Once a power plan is deployed, you
cannot edit the power plan from the server
side. When you change a power plan name,
the power plan is deployed as a new power
plan to client computers.
Maximum CPU Speed (AC)
Specifies the maximum speed of CPU.
Possible maximum speeds include:
v Highest
v Adaptive
v Low
v Lowest
Maximum CPU Speed (DC)
Specifies the maximum speed of CPU.
Possible maximum speeds include:
v Highest
v Adaptive
v Low
v Lowest
CPU Deeper Sleep (AC)
Specifies whether to enable the CPU to enter
the deeper sleep state. If you enable this
policy setting, the CPU will go into the
deeper sleep state.
CPU Deeper Sleep (DC)
Specifies whether to enable the CPU to enter
the deeper sleep state. If you enable this
policy setting, the CPU will go into the
deeper sleep state.
Optimize fan control to (AC)
Specifies the fan control mode.
Possible fan control modes include:
v Maximize performance
v Balance all parameters
v Reduce noise dynamically
Note: The Reduce noise dynamically
option does not take effect if the Maximum
CPU speed (AC) option is set to ″Low″ or
″Lowest.″
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Optimize fan control to (DC)
Specifies the fan control mode.
Possible fan control modes include:
v Maximize performance
v Balance all parameters
v Reduce noise dynamically
Note: The Reduce noise dynamically
option does not take effect if the
Maximum CPU speed (AC) option is set
to ″Low″ or ″Lowest.″
Display Brightness 16 (AC)
Specifies the brightness level of client
computer displays with 16 brightness steps.
If a brightness level is high, the display gets
bright.
Display Brightness 16 (DC)
Specifies the brightness level of client
computer displays with 16 brightness steps.
If a brightness level is high, the display gets
bright.
Display Brightness 8 (AC)
Specifies the brightness level of client
computer displays with 8 brightness steps.
Display Brightness 8 (DC)
Specifies the brightness level of client
computer displays with 8 brightness steps.
Switchable Graphics (AC)
Specifies the graphics mode of the NVIDIA
switchable graphics.
Possible graphics modes include:
v Energy Saving
v High Performance
Notes:
1. If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a graphics mode.
2. This setting is not supported on
Windows XP client computers.
Switchable Graphics (DC)
Specifies the graphics mode of the NVIDIA
switchable graphics.
Possible graphics modes include:
v Energy Saving
v High Performance
Notes:
1. If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a graphics mode.
2. This setting is not supported on
Windows XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Intel Graphics Power Plan (AC)
Specifies the power plan of the Intel
graphics subsystem.
Possible power plans include:
v Maximum Battery Life
v Balanced
v Maximum Performance
Note: If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a power plan.
Intel Graphics Power Plan (DC)
Specifies the power plan of the Intel
graphics subsystem.
Possible power plans include:
v Maximum Battery Life
v Balanced
v Maximum Performance
Note: If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a power plan.
Automatic optical drive power off (AC)
Specifies whether to automatically turn off
the optical drive when the following
conditions are met:
v System has started but no CD or DVD
has been inserted within 10 minutes.
v The CD or DVD has been removed and
has not been replaced within 10 minutes.
Automatic optical drive power off (DC)
Specifies whether to automatically turn off
the optical drive when the following
conditions are met:
v System has started but no CD or DVD
has been inserted within 10 minutes.
v The CD or DVD has been removed and
has not been replaced within 10 minutes.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Lower display brightness 16 (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
lowering the display brightness and the
brightness level when the Lower display
brightness 16 setting takes effect after the
specified period. The brightness level must
be lower than the brightness level specified
in Display Brightness 16 setting. This
setting is for the client computers with 16
brightness steps.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute (Windows XP only)
v 2 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 3 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 5 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 10 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
Note: This setting is not supported in AC
mode and on Windows 7 client computers.
Lower display brightness 8 (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
lowering the display brightness and the
brightness level when the Lower display
brightness 8 setting takes effect after the
specified period. The brightness level must
be lower than the brightness level specified
in Display Brightness 8 setting. This setting
is for the client computers with 8 brightness
steps.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute (Windows XP only)
v 2 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 3 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 5 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 10 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
Note: This setting is not supported in AC
mode and on Windows 7 client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Dim display (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows automatically reduces the display
brightness and the brightness level when the
Dim display setting takes effect after the
specified period. You can specify the period
of inactivity in seconds.
Note: This setting is supported only on
Windows 7 client computers.
Dim display (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows automatically reduces the display
brightness and the brightness level when the
Dim display setting takes effect after the
specified period. You can specify the period
of inactivity in seconds.
Note: This setting is supported only on
Windows 7 client computers.
Minimize display refresh rate (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
minimizing display refresh rate.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute (Windows XP only)
v 2 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 3 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 5 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 10 minutes (Windows XP only)
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
Note: This setting is not supported in AC
mode.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Switch to Energy Saving Graphics (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
switching to energy saving graphics.
Possible time periods include:
v 2 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v Never
Notes:
1. If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a time period.
2. This setting is not supported on
Windows XP client computers.
Switch to Energy Saving Graphics (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
switching to energy saving graphics.
Possible time periods include:
v 2 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v Never
Notes:
1. If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a time period.
2. This setting is not supported on
Windows XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Monitor off Timer (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows turns off the display.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
Monitor off Timer (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows turns off the display.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
HDD off Timer (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows turns off the hard disk drive.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
time periods include:
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
HDD off Timer (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows turns off the hard disk drive. For
Windows XP client computers, possible time
periods include:
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Standby Timer (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows enters the sleep mode.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
Standby Timer (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before
Windows enters the sleep mode.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Hibernation Timer (AC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before the
Windows operating system enters
hibernation mode.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
v 6 hours
Note: The period should be longer than the
period of inactivity specified in the Standby
Timer setting on Windows XP client
computers.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
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Policy settings
Description
Hibernation Timer (DC)
Specifies the period of inactivity before the
Windows operating system enters
hibernation mode.
Possible time periods include:
v 1 minute
v 2 minutes
v 3 minutes
v 5 minutes
v 10 minutes
v 15 minutes
v 20 minutes
v 25 minutes
v 30 minutes
v 45 minutes
v 1 hour
v 2 hours
v 3 hours
v 4 hours
v 5 hours
v 6 hours
Note: The period should be longer than the
period of inactivity specified in Standby
Timer setting on Windows XP client
computers.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, you can specify the value in
seconds.
Allow Hybrid Sleep (AC)
Enables Hybrid Sleep.
If you enable this policy setting and select
On, a file called hiberfil.sys is generated
to store the contents of RAM (Random
Access Memory) when the system enters
sleep (Stand by) mode.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Allow Hybrid Sleep (DC)
Enables Hybrid Sleep.
If you enable this policy setting and select
On, a file called hiberfil.sys generated to
store the contents of RAM when the system
enters sleep (Stand by) mode.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Allow Wake Timers (AC)
Specifies whether to allow the Windows
operating system to automatically wake
your computer from sleep mode on a timer
for scheduled tasks and other programs.
If you enable this policy setting, the system,
for example, might wake automatically to
install updates.
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
Allow Wake Timers (DC)
Specifies whether to allow the Windows
operating system to automatically wake
your computer from sleep mode on a timer
for scheduled tasks and other programs.
If you enable this policy setting, the system,
for example, might wake automatically to
install updates.
This setting is not supported on Windows 7
client computers.
Wireless Power Saving Mode (AC)
Specifies the performance of wireless
adapters.
Possible performances include:
v Maximum Performance
v Low Power Saving
v Medium Power Saving
v Maximum Power Saving
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Wireless Power Saving Mode (DC)
Specifies the performance of wireless
adapters.
Possible performances include:
v Maximum Performance
v Low Power Saving
v Medium Power Saving
v Maximum Power Saving
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
PCI Link State Power Management (AC)
Specifies the active state when the PCI link
is idle.
Possible states include:
v Off
v Moderate power savings
v Maximum power savings
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
PCI Link State Power Management (DC)
Specifies the active state when the PCI link
is idle.
Possible states include:
v Off
v Moderate power savings
v Maximum power savings
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Multimedia settings when sharing media
(AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system allows when media files
can be played.
Possible actions include:
v Allow the computer to sleep
v Prevent idling to sleep
v Allow the computer to enter away mode
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Multimedia settings when sharing media
(DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system allows when media files
can be played.
Possible actions include:
v Allow the computer to sleep
v Prevent idling to sleep
v Allow the computer to enter away mode
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Multimedia settings when playing video
(AC)
Specifies whether Windows Media® Player
favors power saving or performance when
playing video content.
Possible values include:
v Optimize video quality
v Balanced
v Optimize power savings
This setting is only supported on Windows
7 client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Multimedia settings when playing video
(DC)
Specifies whether Windows Media Player
favors power saving or performance when
playing video content.
Possible values include:
v Optimize video quality
v Balanced
v Optimize power savings
This setting is only supported on Windows
7 client computers.
Adaptive Display (AC)
Manages how the Windows operating
system controls the setting that specifies
how long a computer must be inactive
before the Windows operating system turns
off the computer display.
If this policy is enabled and users select On
from the pull-down menu, the Windows
operating system will automatically adjust
the setting based on what users do with
their keyboard or mouse to keep the
computer display on.
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
Adaptive Display (DC)
Manages how the Windows operating
system controls the setting that specifies
how long a computer must be inactive
before the Windows operating system turns
off the computer display.
If this policy is enabled and users select On
from the pull-down menu, the Windows
operating system will automatically adjust
the setting based on what users do with
their keyboard or mouse to keep the
computer display on.
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
Search and indexing (AC)
Specifies the search speed and performance
of indexing.
Possible values include:
v Power Saver
v Balanced
v High Performance
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Search and indexing (DC)
Specifies the search speed and performance
of indexing.
Possible values include:
v Power Saver
v Balanced
v High Performance
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
USB selective suspend (AC)
Specifies whether or not the computer can
suspend an individual port.
If you enable this policy setting and select
Enabled, the computer can suspend an
individual port.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computer.
USB selective suspend (DC)
Specifies whether or not the computer can
suspend an individual port.
If you enable this policy setting and select
Enabled, the computer can suspend an
individual port.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computer.
Slide show (AC)
Specifies the behavior of the desktop
background slide show.
Possible values include:
v Available
v Paused
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
Slide show (DC)
Specifies the behavior of the desktop
background slide show.
Possible values include:
v Available
v Paused
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
System cooling policy (AC)
Specifies Windows thermal behavior on
systems that support active cooling features.
Possible values include:
v Available
v Paused
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
System cooling policy (DC)
Specifies Windows thermal behavior on
systems that support active cooling features.
Possible values include:
v Available
v Paused
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
Fn+F4 (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when pressing the
Fn+F4 keys.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Fn+F4 (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when pressing the
Fn+F4 keys.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Power button (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user presses
the power button on the computer.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Power button (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user presses
the power button on the computer.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Lid closed (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user closes
the lid on a notebook computer.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Lid closed (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user closes
the lid on a notebook computer.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computer.
Start menu power button (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user selects
the power button from the Start menu.
Possible actions include:
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Start menu power button (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user selects
the power button from the Start menu.
Possible actions include:
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
Low battery alarm level (AC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the low battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the low
notification.
To set the action that is triggered, see the
“CrLow battery action (AC)” on page 27
policy setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Low battery alarm level (DC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the low battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the low
notification.
To set the action that is triggered, see the
“CrLow battery action (AC)” on page 27
policy setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Low battery alarm notification (AC)
Enables a user notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the low battery
alarm level.
If you enable this policy setting and select
On, the Windows operating system will
show a notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the low battery
alarm level.
To configure the low battery alarm level, see
the “Low battery alarm level (AC)” on page
26 policy setting. The notification will only
be shown if the Low battery action policy
setting is configured to Do nothing. If you
disable this policy setting or do not
configure it, users can see and change this
setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Low battery alarm notification (DC)
Enables a user notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the low battery
alarm level.
If you enable this policy setting and select
On, the Windows operating system will
show a notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the low battery
alarm level.
To configure the low battery alarm level, see
the “Low battery alarm level (AC)” on page
26 policy setting. The notification will only
be shown if the Low battery action policy
setting is configured to Do nothing. If you
disable this policy setting or do not
configure it, users can see and change this
setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Low battery action (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the low battery alarm level.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Low battery action (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the low battery alarm level.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Reserve battery alarm level (AC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers reserve power mode.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the reserve power
notification.
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
Reserve battery alarm level (DC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers reserve power mode.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the reserve power
notification.
This setting is supported only on Windows
7 client computers.
Critical battery alarm level (AC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the critical battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the critical
notification.
Note: The value should be lower than the
level specified by Low battery alarm level.
To set the action that is triggered, see
“Critical battery alarm action (AC)” on page
29.
If you disable this policy setting or do not
configure it, users can see and change this
setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
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Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Critical battery alarm level (DC)
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the critical battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the critical
notification.
Note: The value should be lower than the
level specified by Low battery alarm level.
To set the action that is triggered, see
“Critical battery alarm action (AC).”
If you disable this policy setting or do not
configure it, users can see and change this
setting.
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Critical battery alarm action (AC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the critical battery alarm
level.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Critical battery alarm action (DC)
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the critical battery alarm
level.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is not supported on Windows
XP client computers.
Global Power Setting
Global Power Setting policies enables you to configure global power settings.
To configure Global Power Setting policies, do the following:
v For Windows XP client computers
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Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Lenovo
ThinkVantage Components → Power Manager → Global Power Setting.
v For Windows Vista or Windows 7 client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates → Classic
Administrative Templates → Lenovo ThinkVantage Components → Power
Manager for Vista/7 → Global Power Setting.
This table provides detailed information about each policy.
Table 3. Global Power Setting
Policy settings
Description
Beep when power state changes
Specifies whether the computer beeps when
it is in one of the following conditions:
v When the computer enters standby mode.
v When the computer resumes operation
after being in standby mode.
v When the computer enters hibernation
mode.
v When the computer resumes operation
after being in hibernation mode.
v When the ac power adapter is connected
to the computer or is disconnected from
the computer.
If you enable this policy setting, the
computer will sound a beep.
Require password on standby resume
Specifies whether or not the user is
prompted for a password when the system
resumes from sleep.
If you enable this policy setting, the user
will be prompted for a password when the
system resumes from sleep.
This setting is supported only for the
administrator account. For Windows Vista
and Windows 7 operating systems, this
setting takes effect only when the User
Account Control (UAC) feature is disabled.
Enable Hibernation
Specifies whether to enable the computer to
enter hibernation mode.
This setting is supported only on Windows
XP client computers.
Always On USB
Specifies whether to supply the USB power
when the computer is in standby mode, in
hibernation mode, or turned off.
Possible modes include:
v iPod® or iPhone™ digital devices
v BlackBerry® smartphone
v Others
v Automatically detect device
Note: If you enable this policy setting, you
must select a mode.
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Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Apply Video playback power plan
automatically
Specifies whether to automatically change
the power plan when WinDVD is playing
Blu-ray.
If you enable this policy setting, the power
plan will be changed to Video Playback
when WinDVD is playing Blu-ray.
Dynamic Brightness Control
Specifies whether the brightness of the
computer display automatically decreases in
the following specific situations:
v When the computer starts up or shuts
down
v When you log off the system
v When you switch the user
v When the computer is locking the screen
v When the computer is displaying a screen
saver
Undock action
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when the computer
is undocked.
Possible actions include:
v No action
v Standby
v Hibernate
CD-ROM speed
Specifies the speed of the CD-ROM drive.
Possible speeds include:
v High performance
v Normal
v Silent
Power Management CPU
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when there is no
system activity for a specified interval.
Possible actions include:
v Automatic
v Disabled
If you select Automatic, then when there is
no system activity for a specified interval,
the power-saving function is enabled and
the microprocessor clock will be stopped
automatically.
If you select Disabled, the battery life will
be shorter.
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Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Power Management PCI bus
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when there is no
system activity for a specified interval.
Possible actions include:
v Automatic
v Disabled
If you select Automatic, the PCI Bus clock is
stopped if there is no activity.
If you select Disabled, the battery life will
be shorter.
Fn+F4
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when pressing the
Fn+F4 keys.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
Power button
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user presses
the power button.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
Lid closed
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user closes
the lid on a notebook computer.
Possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
Start menu power button
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when a user selects
the power button from the Start menu.
Possible actions include:
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
This setting is supported only on Windows
Vista client computers.
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Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Enable Low battery alarm
Specifies whether or not the computer
enables the low battery alarm.
This setting is supported only on Windows
XP client computers.
Low battery alarm level
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the low battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the low
notification.
To set the action that is triggered, see “Low
battery alarm notification” policy setting.
Low battery alarm notification
Enables a user notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the low battery
alarm level.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
notifications include:
v No action
v Message
v Beep
v Message and beep
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, possible notifications include:
v Off
v On
Low battery action
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the low battery alarm level.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
actions include:
v No action
v Standby
v Hibernate
v Shutdown
v Maximize battery life
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
v Maximize battery life
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Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Enable Critical battery alarm
Specifies whether or not the computer
enables the critical battery alarm.
This setting is supported only on Windows
XP client computers.
Critical battery alarm level
Specifies the percentage of battery capacity
remaining that triggers the critical battery
alarm action.
If you enable this policy setting, you must
enter a numeric value (percentage) to set the
battery level that triggers the critical
notification.
Note: The value should be lower than the
level specified by Low battery alarm level.
To set the action that is triggered, see the
“Critical battery alarm action” policy setting.
Critical battery alarm notification
Enables a user notification when the battery
capacity remaining equals the critical battery
alarm level.
Possible notifications include:
v No action
v Message
v Beep
v Message and beep
Note: This setting is supported only for the
administrator account on Windows XP client
computers.
Critical battery alarm action
Specifies the action that the Windows
operating system takes when battery
capacity reaches the critical battery alarm
level.
For Windows XP client computers, possible
actions include:
v No action
v Standby
v Hibernate
v Shutdown
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client
computers, possible actions include:
v Do nothing
v Sleep
v Hibernate
v Shut down
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Battery Maintenance
The Battery Maintenance policy enables you to configure the battery maintenance
settings.
To configure the Battery Maintenance policy, do the following:
v For Windows XP client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates
Administrative Templates → Lenovo ThinkVantage Components
Manager → Battery Maintenance.
v For Windows Vista or Windows 7 client computers
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates
Administrative Templates → Lenovo ThinkVantage Components
Manager for Vista/7 → Battery Maintenance.
→ Classic
→ Power
→ Classic
→ Power
This table provides detailed information about each policy setting.
Table 4. Battery Maintenance
Policy settings
Description
Battery charge thresholds
Specifies the battery charge thresholds.
This policy applied to normal batteries only.
Possible charge thresholds include:
v Always fully charge (Start when below
96%; stop at 100%)
v Optimize for battery lifespan
(automatically change for me)
Note: If you select this option, the Notify
me when thresholds change setting is
available for selection.
v Custom
Note: If you select this option, the value
in the Stop charging at spinbox must be
set at least 4% above the value of the Start
charging when below spinbox.
Otherwise, you will deploy the Always
fully charge (Start when below 96%; stop
at 100%) setting to the client computers.
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Table 4. Battery Maintenance (continued)
Policy settings
Description
Battery charge modes
Specifies the battery charge modes.
This policy apply to dual mode batteries only.
Possible charge modes include:
v Always fully charge (Start when below
96%; stop at 100%)
v Optimize for battery lifespan
(automatically change for me)
Note: If you select this option, the Notify
me when thresholds change setting is
available for selection.
v Custom
Note: If you select this option, the value
in the Stop charging at spinbox must be
set at least 4% above the value of the Start
charging when below spinbox.
Otherwise, you will deploy the Always
fully charge (Start when below 96%; stop
at 100%) setting to the client computers.
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Appendix A. Deploying power schemes for non-administrator
groups or users on Windows XP client computers
Non-administrator groups or users on Windows XP client computers have no
permission to change the power scheme settings. By design, this is a feature of the
Windows XP operating system. To deploy Power Manager plans successfully to
Windows XP client computers for non-administrator groups or users, the IT
administrator needs to configure the domain server by doing the following:
1. On a domain server, click Start → Run, and type dsa.msc in the Open box. The
Active Directory Users and Computers window opens.
2. Right-click on a domain container and select Properties. The Properties
window opens.
3. Click the Group Policy tab, and click the New button to create a new group
policy object.
4. Rename the group policy object with Power Configuration Policy and press
Enter.
5. Click Edit. The Group Policy Object Editor opens.
6. Set the security permission for the following key:
MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg
by doing the following:
a. Under Computer Configuration, click Windows Settings → Security
Settings, right-click Registry, and select Add Key. The Select Registry Key
window opens.
b. Type the following key in the Selected key box:
MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg
c. Click OK. The Database Security window opens.
d. On the Security tab, select the non-administrator group(s) or user(s) you
want to give permission to, assign Full Control permission to the group(s)
or user(s), and click Apply.
e. Click Advanced. The advanced window opens.
f. On the Permissions tab, select the group(s) or user(s), select the Allow
inheritable permissions from the parent to propagate to this object and all
child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here.″ option,
and click OK. The Add Object window opens.
g. Select the Propagate inheritable permissions to all subkeys option, and
click OK.
7. Set the security permission for the following key:
USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg
by doing the following:
a. Under Computer Configuration, click Windows Settings → Security
Settings, right-click Registry, and select Add Key. The Select Registry Key
window opens.
b. Type the following key in the Selected key box:
USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg
c. Click OK. The Database Security window opens.
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d. On the Security tab, select the non-administrator group(s) or user(s) you
want to give permission to, assign Full Control permission to the group(s)
or user(s), and click Apply.
e. Click Advanced. The advanced window opens.
f. On the Permissions tab, select the group(s) or user(s), select the Allow
inheritable permissions from the parent to propagate to this object and all
child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here.″ option,
and click OK. The Add Object window opens.
g. Select the Propagate inheritable permissions to all subkeys option, and
click OK.
8. Check there are two group policy objects generated in the Active Directory
Users and Computers window:
v MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg
v USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg
Notes:
1. Non-administrator groups or users on Windows XP client computers must have
the write permission for the following registry subkeys:
v HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\Controls Folder\PowerCfg
v HKEY_ USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg
2. For further information on how to use the powercfg.exe utility for power
schemes in Windows XP operating systems, refer to the Web site at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/915160
After completing the configuration, the non-administrator group or user in the
Windows XP client computers can have the permission to apply the deployed
Power Manager power scheme.
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Appendix B. Notices
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Lenovo may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter
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