XP Logon Power Management
Hi, does anyone have a power management solution to power down the monitor when the Windows Logon screen is waiting for someone to come along and give it something to do?
Unfortunately our TFTs are starting to burn in with the logon box and neither screensaver nor power management will get the picture off the screen until after someone's logged onto the PC. This means that sometimes the computers are sitting there for hours at a time with the logon box in centre of the screen!
I have Visionsoft PowerOut installed on the server with all the PCs as clients, and also I've set up the Easy GPO Power Management tool for Active Directory which causes IP Message Buffer errors on all the clients. Still no joy, although the PowerOut power scheme is set on all PCs to turn off the screen after 20 minutes.
After someone logs on it's even less predictable; sometimes some PCs will shut the monitor down, and their neighbours don't, and the screensavers seem to be ignored even though I've specified the .default registry settings manually.
We're running 2003 AD with XP Pro SP3, the main culprits are Dell Optiplex 280 machines, the rest are a diverse bunch of locally built stuff.
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!