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By jeff ·
I would like to change the Power Options Turn off Monitor from the default value of 'After 20 minutes' to 4 Hours or Never for ALL users and just not the Domain Admin account. How can I set this value through the admin account and have this value set for every user that logs onto this machine? I know it is probably simple, but I can't seem to find the right way. Preferably I would like to change this value on the local machine without having to use a domain policy. Oh, it is a Windows 2000 Pro computer.
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by bbenz In reply to Transparent Power Options ...

One work around that I have found for this is to change this in the default users profile. The easiest way to do this is:

1. Logon as the local admin.
2. Change the power options to the settings you would like all users to use.
3. Logoff and logon as another user with desktop rights.
4. Copy the NTUSER.dat file from your local admin profile (ex. c:\documents and settings\administrator\ntuser.dat) to the default user profile.
5. You might need to change you view in explorer to not hide windows files.

There might be an easier way of doing this, but this is the only way that I have found so far. This will not help with any profiles that currently exist, but will work with all new profiles.

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by rdunn In reply to Transparent Power Options ...

basically, he's got the answer, but there is a built-in feature that will copy profiles. Also, I wouldn't copy the admin profile ntuser.dat file to the default user (that is, if you want to hide some of the admin tools, etc.) -

Create a user with the appropriate permissions to change settings such as your power management applet.

Log in as that user, change any settings you want all users to have.

Log out, log in as admin user. Right-click 'My Computer,' then click on 'Properties.'Click on 'User Profiles.' Highlight the user profile that you just logged in as prior to logging in as admin. Click 'Copy to...' - hit the 'Browse' button and browse for "c:\documents and settings\default user" and click on 'OK' (if you've updatedfrom an NT PC, the profile will be located in c:\winnt\profiles) - click 'OK' again. Your settings should now be configured for all NEW users that log into the PC.

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