Category: Power & Management

Custom power plans in Group Policy
article #917, updated 573 days ago

It can be very helpful to distribute a power plan in Group Policy, especially if there are laptops needing wifi SQL connections which must not ever cut off. The best way I have found, is to use this location in GP:

User Configuration / Control Panel Settings / Power Options

and create a new one there, with a new name, set as default. It may be helpful to do the same under Computer Configuration just in case there are hidden overrides out there.

There is another set of settings using the power plan GUID, but I have not found any way to automatically distribute power plans via group policy and keep the GUID consistent in all machines, even import/export does not do this.

Categories:   Power & Management   

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"Your power plan information isn't available" in Windows 7
article #684, updated 1205 days ago

Try the registry merge here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/197908-power-plan-specify-default-all-users.html

The one under the caption “To Allow Users to be able to Specify Their Own Power Plan”. Tried lots and lots of things, this worked. Its contents are below. After the merge you may have to log off and on or even reboot, before the fix will be operational.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings]
"ActivePowerScheme"=-

Categories:   Power & Management   Windows OS-Level Issues

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Dale IT400 Isolation Transformer
article #635, updated 1303 days ago

There is a mod sometimes needed. There might be a dark green wire plugged into the output’s neutral, and this should be removed if it is present, for full isolation.

Categories:   Power & Management