Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)
| "jerrocco" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| wrote in message news:email@example.com
| Why can't I set the power options for the administrator
| and have it carry through for all the users?
| I am using windows-XP Professional and I set the power
| options under my name as the administrator. When I look
| at my wife's settings they are different and I can't
| change them.
Power Options are not a system-level computer setting. They are
a per-user registry setting just like desktop settings (such as
wallpaper and color scheme settings), and application settings
(such as Microsoft Office Menu Bar customizations.)
For more information see the following Microsoft Knowledge
To change the Power Options for other Users who are not members
of the Group Administrators you can:
- Log on as Administrator (or a user in the Administrators
- Run the Control Panel applet named: User Accounts. Then, for
your wife's account, "change a user's group or account type" to
Administrator. For more information search the Windows XP Help
and Support Center for the phrase in double-quotes (with the
quotes) and read the Full-text Search Match by that title.
- Use "RunAs" on the "Power Options" applet and logon as your
wife. For more information search the Windows XP Help and
Support Center for the phrase in double-quotes (with the quotes)
and read the Overviews, Articles and Tutorials by that title.
- Set the Power Scheme as desired and click Apply.
- Once again run the Control Panel applet named: User Accounts
and change your wife's account type back to the previous setting.
NOTE: If you want to give your wife the ability to configure
Power Settings and change the Power Scheme without changing her
type of user account you can grant her (or all the members of
the group your wife is a member of), full control access to the
applicable registry key. To do that:
- Log on as Administrator (or a user in the Administrators group)