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    Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Hi,

    I've just been setting up a Network with Windows XP SP2 Clients and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Network OS.

    The thing that is really bugging me and everyone else is that when the clients are left on the logon screen, after "X" amount of minutes the screensaver kicks in, then after a further "X" amount of minutes the screen goes off.

    Does anybody know of a way that I can disable these power settings for the logon screen, ideally by running something from a Group Policy, so that they just stay on the screen that says Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to start.

    Kids and Staff keep thinking that the machines are off, and press the power button whcih just shuts them right down! Which is becoming a right pain!!!!!

    Many Thanks,


    Matt

    PS Anyone know if you can "lock" the "Logon to" dropdown menu so that it can only be set to the Domain name and not changed to the local computer??

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Welcome Matt!!! :P

    If the machine actually turned off that'd be an improvement as well!

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    :P @ mark

    Dont listen to him matt - he's just silly lol (joke)

    I was thinking about this only last week. It does seem odd - I'm sure there must be a way to configure it.

    I shall *try* ad investigate - tho I'm sure some smart ass will beat me to it...

    We have kind of touched on your PS comment in a different topic - I'll try and fish it out

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ic&p=3764#3764

    Its technically for GP to apply this at the end of a RIP install but it might cause it to default everytime to domain - even if you log on as local machine user and logg off. I'm not sure - havent tested it myself yet but comments are welcome.

    Regards
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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    I found this, not sure if it helps any but prolly worth a look at.

    http://blog.case.edu/djc6/2005/05/18...a_group_policy

    LOL @ Mark and it would be an improvement !!!

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Been there and done that gecko but thanks

    It doesnt really do much - as far as i can see.

    I'm not sure whether it even effects the "at logon" (before you logon) power profile.

    I've added something to the logon script - import a reg tweak that sets the power profile to "always on" mode - by default its turning monitor off only after 20 mins.

    You could always set the power button to do nothing when its pressed - but then there is the 4 sec delay thing tho

    Thus another reason why not accessible pc's are the way to go.

    Keep it secret, keep it safe (to sorta quote LOTR lol)

    Regards and my thinking cap is still on
    Nath.

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    hmmm - looks the ticket gecko - nice find

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Thanks Mark, let me know if it works

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    configuring it is the fun bit - i havent really understood it properly myself.

    I've just got the msi installer deployed and the adm added to the GP templates and "sort of" configured.

    Best way is to try it yourself gecko and see how you get on.

    Its very low on my list of things to do when i return to work so cant help u really on it.

    Cheers
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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    I will give it a go when I am on the lower site if I have spare time If anyone gets a chance to try it out before I do , then if you could please post back and let us know what it is like

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Gecko: " will give it a go when I am on the lower site if I have spare time"

    Really?

    ...and you were going to tell me about this..when?

    Paul :-)

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    *chants* Fight! Fight!

    (new rule added - No enciting riots and/or un-constructive behavior on the forums")

    lol

    :P
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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Gotta make sure it works first, no point in saying much until It works otherwise its pointless making a suggestion that dont work

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    oopppss Will have to try it on the server at home I have.

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    @gecko: If you don't have a test system at work, do *NOT* try to play with things that could make major changes to your AD / GPOs. I am sure kingswood would be very understanding if things got broken .. but the teachers/student/Head won't.

    Get hold of a trial of Virtual PC and use that ... you can still see how happy it will/won't be.

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    Re: Power Settings on Logon Screen

    Cant anyway cos cse are doing it and I have a test system at home and like I said before I will have a go on that when I am at home as per my previous comment "oopppss Will have to try it on the server at home I have."

    Thanks for the advice though

    One thing , where do you get virtual pc from ?

    I know about vmware I believe it is but not sure about virtual pc ??

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