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35 Power Management settings of Group Policy

We know that all of you know the features of the Group Policy. However, this is a new tip for you about the Group Policy. In the Group Policy editor, there are 35 setting available for optimizing the power settings that are used throughout your organization. At the same time, some of tips are only appropriate for special circumstances and can only be used with a through understanding of how they function. You can use it for disabling “suspend states”. For example, it is only needed with the hardcore BitLocker Drive Encryption deployments. In this article, we have given the overview of the 35 settings that are more useful for you.

























































































































































































Group Policy SettingDescriptionNotes
Critical Battery Notification ActionSpecifies the action that Windows takes when battery capacity reaches the critical battery notification level.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Low Battery Notification ActionSpecifies the action that Windows takes when battery capacity reaches the low battery notification level.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Critical Battery Notification LevelSpecifies the percentage of battery capacity remaining that triggers the critical battery notification action.To set the action that is triggered, see the Critical Battery Notification Action policy setting. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Low Battery Notification LevelSpecifies the percentage of battery capacity remaining that triggers the low battery notification action.To set the action that is triggered, see the Low Battery Notification Action policy setting. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off Low Battery User NotificationDisables a user notification when the battery capacity remaining equals the low battery notification level.If you enable this policy, Windows will not show a notification when the battery capacity remaining equals the low battery notification level. The notification will only be shown if the Low Battery Notification Action policy setting is configured to No Action. If you do not configure this policy setting, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Power Button Action (Plugged In)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the power button.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Sleep Button Action (Plugged In)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the Sleep button.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Lid Switch Action (Plugged In)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user closes the lid on a laptop.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Start Menu Power Button Action (Plugged In)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the user interface Sleep button.Possible actions include Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Power Button Action (on Battery)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the power button.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Sleep Button Action (on Battery)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the Sleep button.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Lid Switch Action (on Battery)Specifies the action that Windows takes when the user closes the lid on a laptop.Possible actions include Take no action, Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select the Start Menu Power Button Action (on Battery)Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the user interface Sleep button.Possible actions include Sleep, Hibernate, and Shut Down. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off the Hard Disk (Plugged In)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows turns off the hard disk.The value indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows turns off the hard disk is specified in seconds. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off the Hard Disk (on Battery)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows turns off the hard disk. If you enable this policy, you must provide a value, in seconds, indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows turns off the hard disk. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.The value indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows turns off the hard disk is specified in seconds. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Specify a Custom Active Power PlanSpecifies an active power plan when you enter a power plan's GUID.You can retrieve the custom power plan GUID by using powercfg, the power configuration command -line tool. To specify a plan for the list of default Windows power plans, use the Active Power Plan policy setting. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Select an Active Power PlanSpecifies the active power plan from a list of default Windows power plans.To specify a custom power plan, use the Custom Active Power Plan setting. To enable this setting, select Enabled and choose a power plan from the Active Power Plan list. If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Prompt for Password on Resume from Hibernate / SuspendAllows you to configure systems to always lock when resuming from a hibernate or suspend.If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can decide if their computer is automatically locked or not after performing a resume operation.
Turn on Applications to Prevent Sleep Transitions (Plugged In)When enabled, this setting allows applications and services to prevent the system from sleeping.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Specify the System Hibernate Timeout (Plugged In)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows transitions the system to hibernate.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (Plugged In)Specifies whether the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from a sleep state.If you enable this policy, or if it is not configured, the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes. If you disable this policy, the user is not prompted for a password when the system resumes.
Specify the System Sleep Timeout (Plugged In)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows transitions the system to a sleep state.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off Hybrid Sleep (Plugged In)This setting disables hybrid sleep and the system will not generate a hiberfile when transitioning to sleep.If you do not configure this policy setting, users can see and change this setting.
Turn on Applications to Prevent Sleep Transitions (on Battery)Allows applications and services to prevent the system from sleeping.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Specify the System Hibernate Timeout (on Battery)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows transitions the system to hibernate.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (on Battery)Specifies whether the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes from a sleeping state.If you enable this policy, or if it is not configured, the user is prompted for a password when the system resumes. If you disable this policy, the user is not prompted for a password when the system resumes.
Specify the System Sleep Timeout (on Battery)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows transitions the system to sleep.If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off Hybrid Sleep (on Battery)This setting disables hybrid sleep and the system will not generate a hiberfile when transitioning to sleep.If you do not configure this policy setting, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off Adaptive Display Timeout (Plugged In)This manages how Windows controls the setting that specifies how long a computer must be inactive before Windows turns off the computer's display.When this policy is enabled, Windows automatically adjusts the setting based on what users do with their keyboard or mouse to keep the display on. When this policy is disabled, Windows uses the same setting regardless of keyboard and mouse behavior. If you don't configure this setting, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off Adaptive Display Timeout (on Battery)Specifies how Windows controls the setting that specifies how long a computer must be inactive before Windows turns off the computer's display.When this policy is enabled, Windows automatically adjusts the setting based on what users do with their keyboard or mouse to keep the display on. When this policy is disabled, Windows uses the same setting regardless of keyboard and mouse behavior. If you don't configure this setting, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off the Display (Plugged In)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows turns off the display.If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Turn Off the Display (on Battery)Specifies the period of inactivity before Windows turns off the display.If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.
Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (Plugged In)Specifies whether Windows is allowed to use standby states when the computer goes into a sleeping state.If this policy is disabled, the only sleep state a computer may enter is Hibernate.
Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (on Battery)Specifies whether or not Windows is allowed to use standby states when the computer goes into a sleeping state.If this policy is disabled, the only sleep state a computer may enter is hibernate.
Do Not Turn Off System Power after a Windows System Shutdown Has OccurredSpecifies whether power is automatically turned off when Windows shut down completes. If you enable this setting, the computer system will be safely shut down, and remain in a powered state, ready for power to be safely removed.This setting is only applicable when Windows shut down is initiated by software programs invoking the Windows programming interfaces ExitWindowsEx() or InitiateSystemShutdown(). This setting does not affect behavior when Windows is shut down manually by the user. If you disable or do not configure this setting, the computer system will safely shut down to a fully powered-off state

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