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Set monitor power options/screen saver for all users

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Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 7:19:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

How do I set the display Power Saving options - specifically, I want to
change the "Turn off the monitor" option from the default of 20 min. to
Never - for all users of a W2K computer, current and future? Also, I want to
set the screen saver the same for all users. TIA!

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 28, 2005 3:47:48 PM

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Hi Ron,

User Config\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display

Screen Saver
Screen Saver executable name
Password protect the screen saver

br,
Denis

"Ron Hinds" <__NoSpam__ron@__ramac__.com> wrote in message
news:uzCiYZ2eFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> How do I set the display Power Saving options - specifically, I want to
> change the "Turn off the monitor" option from the default of 20 min. to
> Never - for all users of a W2K computer, current and future? Also, I want
to
> set the screen saver the same for all users. TIA!
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 28, 2005 3:47:49 PM

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theres is no policy for power options setting.
however, u can do it in the alternative way, by using a batch
simple deploy this batch to all your machine.

it will brings up the power options page
however, this only work in XP
it you are using it on 2k, u need to remove one of the WshShell.SendKeys
"^{TAB}"
line
just customize it by yourself

the msdn library have lots of resources about wsf
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/script56/html/w...

Script.wsf

<package>
<job id="vbs">
<script language="VBScript">
set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")


'USE TRADITIONAL THEME
WshShell.Run "control desk.cpl"
WScript.Sleep 3500
WshShell.AppActivate "Display Properties"
WScript.Sleep 200
WshShell.SendKeys "^{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 200
WshShell.SendKeys "^{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 200
WshShell.SendKeys "%o"
WScript.Sleep 200

</script>
</job>
</package>


"Denis Wong @ Hong Kong" wrote:

> Hi Ron,
>
> User Config\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display
>
> Screen Saver
> Screen Saver executable name
> Password protect the screen saver
>
> br,
> Denis
>
> "Ron Hinds" <__NoSpam__ron@__ramac__.com> wrote in message
> news:uzCiYZ2eFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > How do I set the display Power Saving options - specifically, I want to
> > change the "Turn off the monitor" option from the default of 20 min. to
> > Never - for all users of a W2K computer, current and future? Also, I want
> to
> > set the screen saver the same for all users. TIA!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 28, 2005 6:42:48 PM

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Although there is no built in way to set Power Options via GPO, the US EPA
provides a free tool that can set some of the Power Options.

See http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_pm_e...
or
http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/ez_gpo.ht....



--
Bruce Sanderson MVP

It's perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


"Ron Hinds" <__NoSpam__ron@__ramac__.com> wrote in message
news:uzCiYZ2eFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> How do I set the display Power Saving options - specifically, I want to
> change the "Turn off the monitor" option from the default of 20 min. to
> Never - for all users of a W2K computer, current and future? Also, I want
> to
> set the screen saver the same for all users. TIA!
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 29, 2005 5:27:24 PM

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Here is a vbs script to modify Power settings:

Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next

Dim objNetwork, WSHShell
Const WindowStyle = 0
Const WaitOnReturn = True

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

Select Case objNetwork.UserName
Case "username1", "username2", "username3", "jpervan"
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WSHShell.Run "CMD /c powercfg /c ""Test""", WindowStyle, WaitOnReturn
WSHShell.Run "CMD /c powercfg /x ""Test"" /monitor-timeout-ac 3",
WindowStyle, WaitOnReturn
WSHShell.Run "CMD /c powercfg /x ""Test"" /disk-timeout-ac 3",
WindowStyle, WaitOnReturn
WSHShell.Run "CMD /c powercfg /setactive ""Test""", WindowStyle,
WaitOnReturn
Set WSHShell = Nothing
End Select
Set objNetwork = Nothing

HTH

"michael--" <michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:51B94A1A-E453-4977-B042-833E1111985B@microsoft.com...
> theres is no policy for power options setting.
> however, u can do it in the alternative way, by using a batch
> simple deploy this batch to all your machine.
>
> it will brings up the power options page
> however, this only work in XP
> it you are using it on 2k, u need to remove one of the WshShell.SendKeys
> "^{TAB}"
> line
> just customize it by yourself
>
> the msdn library have lots of resources about wsf
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/script56/html/w...
>
> Script.wsf
>
> <package>
> <job id="vbs">
> <script language="VBScript">
> set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>
>
> 'USE TRADITIONAL THEME
> WshShell.Run "control desk.cpl"
> WScript.Sleep 3500
> WshShell.AppActivate "Display Properties"
> WScript.Sleep 200
> WshShell.SendKeys "^{TAB}"
> WScript.Sleep 200
> WshShell.SendKeys "^{TAB}"
> WScript.Sleep 200
> WshShell.SendKeys "%o"
> WScript.Sleep 200
>
> </script>
> </job>
> </package>
>
>
> "Denis Wong @ Hong Kong" wrote:
>
>> Hi Ron,
>>
>> User Config\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display
>>
>> Screen Saver
>> Screen Saver executable name
>> Password protect the screen saver
>>
>> br,
>> Denis
>>
>> "Ron Hinds" <__NoSpam__ron@__ramac__.com> wrote in message
>> news:uzCiYZ2eFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > How do I set the display Power Saving options - specifically, I want to
>> > change the "Turn off the monitor" option from the default of 20 min. to
>> > Never - for all users of a W2K computer, current and future? Also, I
>> > want
>> to
>> > set the screen saver the same for all users. TIA!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
!