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Change Default Power Management settings

By bluegator ·
I need to change the default power management settings in Windows XP Pro. Changing from the control panel or by using the POWERCFG command line utility will make changes for the current user, but I need to change for all users. Any ideas ?
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by NormH3 In reply to Change Default Power Mana ...

AS far as I know the power settings are user specific except for 'enable hibernate' and the power saving setting for the network card(s).

-Norm

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by onegeek In reply to Change Default Power Mana ...

I have a VB Script that changes power management profiles and sets up one as a default that becomes a default for all new users. You could use similar script to run at logon time to update power management profiles for current users on PCs. Let me know if you'd like to see the VBS file, I can e-mail it to you, let me know.

- onegeek@yahoo.com

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Here is the script itself

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'==========================================================================
'
' NAME: PowerManagement.vbs
'
' AUTHOR: Sergey Karasev
' E-MAIL: skarasev@gmail.com
' DATE : 5/26/2005
'
'==========================================================================

' Power Management Profiles:
' 0 = Home/Office Desk
' 1 = Portable/Laptop
' 2 = Presentation
' 3 = Always On
' 4 = Minimal Power Management
' 5 = Max Battery
' 6 = Custom Profile

Dim intSleepTime

intSleepTime = 5000

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' Set the Default to be "Custom Profile"
' Turn on Hibernation

WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /SETACTIVE ""Custom Profile"""
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /Hibernate On"


' Start changing Power Management profiles' settings

' Change "Home/Office Desk" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Home/Office Desk"" /monitor-timeout-ac 20 /monitor-timeout-dc 5 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 10 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 15 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 30 /processor-throttle-ac none /processor-throttle-dc adaptive"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "Portable/Laptop" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Portable/Laptop"" /monitor-timeout-ac 20 /monitor-timeout-dc 5 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 10 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 15 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 20 /processor-throttle-ac adaptive /processor-throttle-dc adaptive"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "Presentation" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Presentation"" /monitor-timeout-ac 0 /monitor-timeout-dc 0 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 5 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 15 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 120/processor-throttle-ac adaptive /processor-throttle-dc degrade"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "Always On" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Always On"" /monitor-timeout-ac 20 /monitor-timeout-dc 15 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 30 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 0 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 0 /processor-throttle-ac none /processor-throttle-dc none"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "Minimal Power Management" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Minimal Power Management"" /monitor-timeout-ac 15 /monitor-timeout-dc 5 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 15 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 5 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 180 /processor-throttle-ac adaptive /processor-throttle-dc adaptive"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "Max Battery" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Max Battery"" /monitor-timeout-ac 15 /monitor-timeout-dc 1 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 3 /standby-timeout-ac 20 /standby-timeout-dc 2 /hibernate-timeout-ac 45 /hibernate-timeout-dc 60 /processor-throttle-ac adaptive /processor-throttle-dc degrade"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Change "UnitedHealth Group" profile settings
WshShell.Run "%COMSPEC% /c POWERCFG /CHANGE ""Custom Profile"" /monitor-timeout-ac 20 /monitor-timeout-dc 5 /disk-timeout-ac 0 /disk-timeout-dc 10 /standby-timeout-ac 0 /standby-timeout-dc 5 /hibernate-timeout-ac 0 /hibernate-timeout-dc 20 /processor-throttle-ac adaptive /processor-throttle-dc adaptive"
WScript.Sleep intSleepTime

' Cleanup

Set WshShell = Nothing

WScript.Quit(0)

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Thanks

by cberndt In reply to Here is the script itself

Thanks alot, I'll give it a try.

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