(imported topic written by murtasma91)
I’ve created a baseline that contains the following power management related tasks to help our departments configure power management easily. (We are still on the old Power Management Dashboard currently)
Enable User Idle Time Tracking
Enable Wake-from-Standby by Magic Packet - Windows XP
Set Sleep Sate to S3 when USB Devices are Present - Windows XP
Enable All Input Devices to Allow Wake from Standby - Windows XP/Vista
I have also created recommend power settings tasks that sets the monitor and hard disk to sleep after 15 minutes and the system to sleep after 30 minutes with hibernation turned off. Running on batteries these settings are slightly more aggressive.
In order for our operators to easily deploy this baseline and power setting I’ve created a retrieved property that looks for a text file on the workstation to determine which power profile to enable (we actually have more than just the recommended settings, such as default which removes standby but keeps the monitor setting). I have created an action with no end date for the baseline and I’m using the retrieved property I created as a target. I do the same thing for the power settings as well using this retrieved property to determine which settings should be used on a workstation. There is a custom task I created that copies this special text file to workstations. In order for departments to deploy the recommended power settings they can simply use this task to target workstations as they see fit. The standing actions I’ve created will actually do the work of setting the pre-reqs for power management and the actual settings.
How should I setup the policy action for the Force Standby in PC Insomnia Conditions - Windows XP/Vista? My understanding is the action generated from this task needs to have no end date and it will also have to reapply anytime it’s relevant again. How should I target workstations with this task? Should I target all machines by the custom retrieved property I created? Won’t the relevance in the Insomnia task prevent machines from going to sleep that aren’t experiencing the insomnia condition?
Also what should I set the Reapply this action setting to? Whenever it becomes relevant again or should I use while relevant, waiting 15 minutes between reapplications? I believe we want to have the limit to reapplications check box unmarked.
Viewing the task I see there around 40 machines that have the user idle tracking enable that are suffering from this condition so I know it’s something that will likely impact our environment here with regard to machines actually entering the sleep state. I would like to setup an action that works across all machines so departments don’t have to configure their own action for this task.