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  • Blog Post: Managing Power with Group Policy: Part 3 of 3

    Mike here. It’s time we wrap up our discussion on managing power using Group Policy. The previous blog posts discussed managing power on Windows Vista (and Windows Server 2008). Today, I’ll cover how we can achieve the equivalent for Windows XP. The key to managing power on Windows XP...
  • Blog Post: Saving money and power with Group Policy

    Ned here again. A few months ago Mark Aggar, Pat Stemen, and Michael Walsh wrote an excellent TechNet Magazine article on using group policy to save power. This article gives specific examples as well as fully documents all 35 power management settings covered in Vista. I wanted to make sure our ASKDS...
  • Blog Post: Managing Power with Group Policy: Part 2 of 3

    Mike here. Last time, I introduce new Power Management policy settings included in Windows Vista. In the first of a three parts, I wrote about Button , Hard Disk , and Notification policy settings. Today, I continue to review Power Management by writing about Sleep and Video and Display power management...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Power Management and Group Policy Preferences

    Hi everyone, Mike here again to discuss a common scenario that generates calls to Microsoft. The scenario covers managing power on Windows XP client computers using Group Policy Preferences. Let’s cover how Windows XP manages power before we cover Group Policy Preferences Power Management. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Robert Wagner Edition

    Hello folks, Ned here again. This week, we discuss: Computer and user name uniqueness DFSR file size matters The weird user unlock in ADUC RDC extras USMT versus full disk encryption DFSN and standalone interlink timing DFSR conflict folder growth Other stuff Things have...
  • Blog Post: Managing Power with Group Policy: Part 1 of 3

    Hi, Mike here again. This post was originally published in the Group Policy Team blog. Many of you probably know about the power management improvements included in Windows Vista and that you can manage power using Group Policy. However, did you know that you can manage power on Windows XP using Group...