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    PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Here a strange one, when i push the power button my pcs used to power down now all of a sudden they don't unles i'm logged in as admin.

    I thought this may be a GP setting and maybe I had changed it in a moment of madness but no, I can't find a GP related to the power button, (win2003 and 2000 servers and xp sp2 machines).



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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Mine's set via the power settings under the screensaver options - when logged on as Admin on the network on each machine, I've set them all to power down when hitting the power button (none of this nasty standby business thankyouverymuch), but I haven't found anything yet that allows you to set this in the group policy - I think it's a local thing.

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Hey
    What I have found is yes it is local as indiegirl said, but if you push the power button while the screensaver is on or even if the monitor is in standby they dont drop to shutdown unless you move the mouse etc but I think this may be a SP1 bug (yeh I know we should be sp2 but why change what aint broke YET)

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour
    Hey
    What I have found is yes it is local as indiegirl said, but if you push the power button while the screensaver is on or even if the monitor is in standby they dont drop to shutdown unless you move the mouse etc but I think this may be a SP1 bug (yeh I know we should be sp2 but why change what aint broke YET)
    Mine do that as well on SP2 :?

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Same here - I've just been around the rooms wiggling the mouse and hitting the power button. (SP2 here too)

    I wonder if there there is a way around that?

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    Yeh its annoying as hell. I thought it was a bug but obviosly not. Not fix so far indieG but I am trying to build a msi for setting power settings on PC's.
    Will let you all know how I get in on a new thread once/if it works

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    I wonder if there is a way around that
    shutdown script? [use poweroff personally]

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    On ours pressing the power button wakes them up from screensaver, so pressing the power button twice in quick succession initiates shutdown.

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    I Just disable the screens saver at the login page. No need to press and #don't stop wiggle, wiggle.#

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    ZeroHour I look forward to seeing that msi if you are sucessful

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    I believe PSSHUTDOWN (part of PSTOOLS from SysInternals) is a bit more successful at remote shutdowns when screensavers are active. The other way around this is to remotely kill the screen saver process first. You can use PSLIST to view the list of tasks running on a remote PC.

    If you want to manipulate power settings via GPO, then you need Energy Star EZ GPO. Works like a charm (although a charm with an MMC interface :? )

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    Re: PC power Button (shut machine down)

    That energy star thing sound interesting

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