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Adjusting power options for a user

By edudley ·
I have a user who does not want her computer to go to sleep. When she tries to change them through the power option she gets access denied. I log in as an administrator to the network and once as the machine admin and change them. This is successful but when she logs back on the changes are not there.
I am sure this is simple.

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by mikex In reply to Adjusting power options f ...

Login localy with user name and profile make her an admin for a while - change the settings then demote user to the regular one

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by edudley In reply to

This is what I ended up doing. May not be the best way but was the easiest

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by NTOz In reply to Adjusting power options f ...

Create a test account for defining settings you want applied to all users.
Login as that account then set everything like you want it (i.e. power management settings, etc)
Log off then login as Administrator (or an account that has admin rights) then Right-Click My Computer and go to Properties.
Click the advanced tab and select the "Settings" button in the User Profiles area.
Select the test account you created above and click the "Copy To" option.
Type in "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User" (without quotes). The directory is likely hidden is why I say type it in versus browse.
Click OK and you will be prompted to over write the profile. Say yes.

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by Skitzizzy In reply to Adjusting power options f ...

You could disable Power Management at the BIOS level, that will make sure Power Management is disable for all users, all the time :)


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