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    Power Management - all users (XP Pro SP2)

    I've just been setting up a new PC at work with XP Pro and SP2. I have administrator powers and all the other users are just in the users group. The PC is set up to use a power profile where it goes into standby after 15 minutes of inactivity, which I don't want it to do. Logged in as administrator, I can change that, but the way XP seems to work is that the change only applies to me. For other users, including myself in my regular user role, the power management setting has remains unchanged and as they are not administrators they can't change it. They can try, but when they click OK they get access denied. I would like to do one of the following, in order of preference. (1) Set the power management settings globally so that they apply to all users. (2) Allow all users to change their power management settings for themselves without giving them adminstrator rights in other respects.

    Can either of these be done?

    Ian

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    Re: Power Management - all users (XP Pro SP2)

    Ian,

    See the registry keys mentioned here: Power Schemes and use Regedit to set the appropriate permissions for the keys you want.

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    Re: Power Management - all users (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks, Joe. That's really helpful.

    I won't be back in the office until next Friday, so I won't be able to try this for a week, but I'll come back here if I'm still stuck.

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    Re: Power Management - all users (XP Pro SP2)

    Now had the chance to go back to the office and try that. It works fine.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Power Management - all users (XP Pro SP2)

    Ian,

    You're welcome. Glad it works. Thanks for posting back.

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