Power Management steps

This group collects all power management steps in the Client Management. The steps are applicable to Windows only with one exception.

Create/Modify Advanced Power Plan

This step allows you to write power plans that are compatible with the older Windows versions as well as Vista and later version schemes. Fields that are not filled in will take the current value on the device. The step contains parameters applicable to all versions, as well as those for before and after Vista versions.

Parameters existing for AC and DC options will be explained only once, whereby the AC parameter is applicable to devices with a constant source of alimentation, such as a desktop or a laptop connected to an electrical plug, the DC parameter is applicable to devices running on battery power, such as an unconnected laptop. All parameters need to be activated first, i.e., the left checkbox must be marked before the step will activate the parameter. Only then can the desired values be entered, selected or marked.

Parameter

Description

Active Power Plan

Defines, if the newly defined power plan is to be activated right away and thus is the default plan.

Power Plan Description

A longer textual description of the new power plan, such as after how much time the components is switched off.

Power Plan Name

The name for the new power plan.

Allow Away Mode (Vista and later, AC)

Allows users to keep their system running in case they share resources or perform other tasks for which the user doesn't actually need to operate the computer. When the PC enters Away mode , the display is turned off, sound is disabled, and keyboard and mouse input are ignored. Away mode is not a real power state. Although the PC appears to be turned off, it actually still runs and consumes power as normal. The latter is why Away mode is not recommended unless it's really needed. Once Away mode is enabled, any action that would normally put the computer into Sleep mode now puts the computer in Away mode . Pressing the physical On/Off button on the PC exits Away mode . Away mode can be set by media sharing applications when needed.

Allow Away Mode (Vista and later, DC)

Allows users to keep their system running in case they share resources or perform other tasks for which the user doesn't actually need to operate the computer. When the PC enters Away mode , the display is turned off, sound is disabled, and keyboard and mouse input are ignored. Away mode is not a real power state. Although the PC appears to be turned off, it actually still runs and consumes power as normal. The latter is why Away mode is not recommended unless it's really needed. Once Away mode is enabled, any action that would normally put the computer into Sleep mode now puts the computer in Away mode . Pressing the physical On/Off button on the PC exits Away mode . Away mode can be set by media sharing applications when needed.

Allow RTC wake (Vista and later, AC)

Determines whether a computer can wake up from the specified sleep state by using the Real Time Clock (RTC).

Allow RTC wake (Vista and later, DC)

Determines whether a computer can wake up from the specified sleep state by using the Real Time Clock (RTC).

Allow sleep states (Vista and later, AC)

Determines whether programs can prevent a device from entering sleep mode. If this option is activated, applications and services with active processes do not prevent the device from entering sleep mode. If deactivated, they do.

Allow sleep states (Vista and later, DC)

Determines whether programs can prevent a device from entering sleep mode. If this option is activated, applications and services with active processes do not prevent the device from entering sleep mode. If deactivated, they do.

Low battery level action (Vista and later, AC)

Defines the critical level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. Critical level indicates that battery failure is imminent. When the device enters a critical power state, the system notifies the user and then enters the sleep mode. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Critical battery level action.

Low battery level action (Vista and later, DC)

Defines the critical level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. Critical level indicates that battery failure is imminent. When the device enters a critical power state, the system notifies the user and then enters the sleep mode. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Critical battery level action.

Critical battery level action (Vista and later, AC)

Defines which of the battery discharge policy settings is used when the battery discharges below the critical threshold.

Critical battery level action (Vista and later, DC)

Defines which of the battery discharge policy settings is used when the battery discharges below the critical threshold.

Low battery level (%, Vista and later, AC)

Defines the low level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. When the device enters a low-power state, the system notifies the user with either a text prompt alone or a text prompt and an audible alarm. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Low battery level action.

Low battery level (%, Vista and later, DC)

Defines the low level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. When the device enters a low-power state, the system notifies the user with either a text prompt alone or a text prompt and an audible alarm. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Low battery level action.

Critical battery level (%, Vista and later, AC)

Defines the critical level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. Critical level indicates that battery failure is imminent. When the device enters a critical power state, the system notifies the user and then enters the sleep mode. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Critical battery level action .

Critical battery level (%, Vista and later, DC)

Defines the critical level threshold of battery discharge in percentage. Critical level indicates that battery failure is imminent. When the device enters a critical power state, the system notifies the user and then enters the sleep mode. In some cases it might be advisable to configure the device to go a step further and enter another power mode, as defined via the following parameter, Critical battery level action .

Critical power transition (Vista and later, AC)

Specifies if critical power transition is supported. Critical power transition occurs when battery voltages for the primary batteries decrease to a critically low level that prevents the target device from performing a safe shutdown. Instead of running an On-to-Suspend transition, during which power is shut down in a timely manner, the critical power transition bypasses the usual steps of turning off power to any peripherals or devices by immediately shutting down power to them and applying refresh voltage to the RAM. This preserves the file system and sets the microprocessor into the suspend power state. Recovery from a critical power transition occurs when adequate power is applied to the device. The process of a target device recovering from a critical power transition is equivalent to a warm boot transition.

Critical power transition (Vista and later, DC)

Specifies if critical power transition is supported. Critical power transition occurs when battery voltages for the primary batteries decrease to a critically low level that prevents the target device from performing a safe shutdown. Instead of running an On-to-Suspend transition, during which power is shut down in a timely manner, the critical power transition bypasses the usual steps of turning off power to any peripherals or devices by immediately shutting down power to them and applying refresh voltage to the RAM. This preserves the file system and sets the microprocessor into the suspend power state. Recovery from a critical power transition occurs when adequate power is applied to the device. The process of a target device recovering from a critical power transition is equivalent to a warm boot transition.

Hibernate after (before Vista, seconds, AC)

Determines whether and when a device hibernates to conserve power. When a computer goes into hibernation a snapshot of the user workspace and the current operating environment is taken by writing the current memory to disk. When a user turns the computer back on, reading the memory from disk restores the user workspace and operating environment. In Windows Vista this setting is normally not used because the standard configuration is to sleep after a period of inactivity. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it. Check the option to activate it and enter a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the device hibernates.

Hibernate after (before Vista, seconds, DC)

Determines whether and when a device hibernates to conserve power. When a computer goes into hibernation a snapshot of the user workspace and the current operating environment is taken by writing the current memory to disk. When a user turns the computer back on, reading the memory from disk restores the user workspace and operating environment. In Windows Vista this setting is normally not used because the standard configuration is to sleep after a period of inactivity. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it. Check the option to activate it and enter a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the device hibernates.

Sleep after (before Vista, seconds, AC)

Determines whether and when a device enters a sleep state to conserve power. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it. Check the option to activate it and enter a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the device enters a sleep mode.

Sleep after (before Vista, seconds, DC)

Determines whether and when a device enters a sleep state to conserve power. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it. Check the option to activate it and enter a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the device enters a sleep mode.

Fan throttle tolerance (%, before Vista, AC)

The lower limit that the processor may be throttled down to prior to turning on system fans in response to a thermal event, expressed as a percentage. The lower limit that the processor may be throttled down to prior to turning on system fans in response to a thermal event while the system is operating on AC (utility) power, expressed as a percentage.

Fan throttle tolerance (%, before Vista, DC)

The lower limit that the processor may be throttled down to prior to turning on system fans in response to a thermal event, expressed as a percentage. The lower limit that the processor may be throttled down to prior to turning on system fans in response to a thermal event while the system is operating on AC (utility) power, expressed as a percentage.

Forced throttle (%, before Vista, AC)

The processor throttle level to be imposed by the system, expressed as a percentage. The processor throttle level to be imposed by the system while the computer is running on AC (utility) power, expressed as a percentage.

Forced throttle (%, before Vista, DC)

The processor throttle level to be imposed by the system, expressed as a percentage.

Allow hybrid sleep (Vista and later, AC)

Specifies whether the device uses the Windows Vista sleep mode rather than the sleep mode used in earlier versions of Windows. The Window Vista hybrid sleep mode puts the device in a low power consumption state until the user resumes using the computer. When running on battery, laptops and Tablet PCs continue to use battery power in the sleep mode, but at a very low rate. If the battery runs low on power while the computer is in sleep mode the current working environment is saved to the hard disk and then the device is shut down completely. This final state is similar to the hibernate mode used with Windows XP. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it or check to activate it.

Allow hybrid sleep (Vista and later, DC)

Specifies whether the device uses the Windows Vista sleep mode rather than the sleep mode used in earlier versions of Windows. The Window Vista hybrid sleep mode puts the device in a low power consumption state until the user resumes using the computer. When running o battery, laptops and Tablet PCs continue to use battery power in the sleep mode, but at a very low rate. If the battery runs low on power while the computer is in sleep mode the current working environment is saved to the hard disk and then the device is shut down completely. This final state is similar to the hibernate mode used with Windows XP. Leave the option unchecked to deactivate it or check to activate it.

Hibernate after (seconds, Vista and later, AC)

Puts the device into hibernation mode after the defined number of seconds of inactivity. A value of zero indicates never hibernate.

Hibernate after (seconds, Vista and later, DC)

Puts the device into hibernation mode after the defined number of seconds of inactivity. A value of zero indicates never hibernate.

Action at idling (before Vista, AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system idle timer expires.

Action at idling (before Vista, DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system idle timer expires.

Idle at (%, before Vista, AC)

The level of system activity that defines the threshold for idle detection, expressed as a percentage.

Idle at (%, before Vista, DC)

The level of system activity that defines the threshold for idle detection, expressed as a percentage.

Idle after (seconds, AC)

The time in seconds that the level of system activity must remain below the idle detection threshold before the system idle timer expires.

Idle after (seconds, DC)

The time in seconds that the level of system activity must remain below the idle detection threshold before the system idle timer expires.

Lid close action (Vista and later, AC)

Sets the default action when the lid of a laptop is closed.

Lid close action (Vista and later, DC)

Sets the default action when the lid of a laptop is closed.

Lock console on activation (Vista and later, AC)

Determines whether a password is required when a device wakes from sleep. This option may be activated or deactivated. With domain devices this option should be activated and can only be controled via Group Policy.

Lock console on activation (Vista and later, DC)

Determines whether a password is required when a device wakes from sleep. This option may be activated or deactivated. With domain devices this option should be activated and can only be controled via Group Policy.

Maximum Sleep State (before Vista, AC)

The maximum system sleep state currently supported.

Maximum Sleep State (before Vista, DC)

The maximum system sleep state currently supported.

Minimum Sleep State (before Vista, AC)

The minimum system power state to enter on a system sleep action.

Minimum Sleep State (before Vista, DC)

The minimum system power state to enter on a system sleep action.

Minimum processor state (%, AC)

Sets a minimum performance state for the device's processor in percent. To save power and reduce energy consumption, lower the permitted minimum performance state. However, lowering the performance state has a direct cost in responsiveness and computational speed. For example a value of 5 % would lengthen the time required to respond to requests and process data while offering substantial power savings. A value of 50 % helps to balance responsiveness and processing performance while offering moderate power savings. A value of 100 % would maximize responsiveness and processing performance while offering no power savings at all.

Minimum processor state (%, DC)

Sets a minimum performance state for the device's processor in percent. To save power and reduce energy consumption, lower the permitted minimum performance state. However, lowering the performance state has a direct cost in responsiveness and computational speed. For example a value of 5 % would lengthen the time required to respond to requests and process data while offering substantial power savings. A value of 50 % helps to balance responsiveness and processing performance while offering moderate power savings. A value of 100 % would maximize responsiveness and processing performance while offering no power savings at all.

Multimedia when sharing media (Vista and later, AC)

Determines what the device does when a device or another computer plays media from the computer. If you set this option to Allow the computer to enter Away Mode , the computer does not enter sleep mode when sharing media with other devices or computers. If you set this option to Allow the computer to sleep , the computer can enter sleep mode after an appropriate period of inactivity regardless of whether media is being shared with other computers or devices. If you set this option to Prevent idling to sleep , the computer only enters sleep mode, when sharing media with other devices or computers, if a user puts the computer in sleep mode.

Multimedia when sharing media (Vista and later, DC)

Determines what the device does when a device or another computer plays media from the computer. If you set this option to Allow the computer to enter Away Mode , the computer does not enter sleep mode when sharing media with other devices or computers. If you set this option to Allow the computer to sleep , the computer can enter sleep mode after an appropriate period of inactivity regardless of whether media is being shared with other computers or devices. If you set this option to Prevent idling to sleep , the computer only enters sleep mode, when sharing media with other devices or computers, if a user puts the computer in sleep mode.

Optimized for high performance (before Vista, AC)

If this option is activated, the system turns on cooling fans and run the processor at full speed when passive cooling is specified. This causes the operating system to be biased towards using the fan and running the processor at full speed.

Optimized for high performance (before Vista, DC)

If this option is activated, the system turns on cooling fans and run the processor at full speed when passive cooling is specified. This causes the operating system to be biased towards using the fan and running the processor at full speed.

Action at over-throttling (before Vista, AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate in response to a thermal event when processor throttling is unable to adequately reduce the system temperature.

Action at over-throttling (before Vista, DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate in response to a thermal event when processor throttling is unable to adequately reduce the system temperature.

PCI Express Link State Power Management (Vista and later, AC)

Determines the power saving mode to use with Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express devices connected to the device. Possible values are Off, Moderate power savings or Maximum power savings .

PCI Express Link State Power Management (Vista and later, DC)

Determines the power saving mode to use with Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express devices connected to the device. Possible values are Off, Moderate power savings or Maximum power savings .

Power button action (Vista and later, AC)

Specifies the action to take when the device's power button is pressed.

Power button action (Vista and later, DC)

Specifies the action to take when the device's power button is pressed.

Maximum processor state (%, Vista and later, AC)

Sets a maximum or peak performance state for the device's processor in percent. To save power and reduce energy consumption, lower the permitted maximum performance state. However, lowering the performance state has a direct cost in responsiveness and computational speed. Although reducing the maximum processing power to 50 % or below can cause a significant in reduction in performance and responsiveness, it can also provide significant power savings.

Maximum processor state (%, Vista and later, DC)

Sets a maximum or peak performance state for the device's processor in percent. To save power and reduce energy consumption, lower the permitted maximum performance state. However, lowering the performance state has a direct cost in responsiveness and computational speed. Although reducing the maximum processing power to 50 % or below can cause a significant in reduction in performance and responsiveness, it can also provide significant power savings.

Reduced Latency Sleep State (before Vista, AC)

The system power state to enter on a system sleep action when there are outstanding latency requirements.

Reduced Latency Sleep State (before Vista, DC)

The system power state to enter on a system sleep action when there are outstanding latency requirements.

Search and indexing power saving modes (Vista and later, AC)

Allows you to balance indexing activity with power consumption.

Search and indexing power saving modes (Vista and later, DC)

Allows you to balance indexing activity with power consumption.

Sleep button action (Vista and later, AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system sleep button is pressed.

Sleep button action (Vista and later, DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system sleep button is pressed.

Sleep mode after idling at (%, Vista and later, AC)

Determines whether a computer can wake up from the specified sleep state by using the Real Time Clock (RTC).

Sleep mode after idling at (%, Vista and later, DC)

Determines whether a computer can wake up from the specified sleep state by using the Real Time Clock (RTC).

Turn off hard disk after (seconds, AC)

Determines whether and when a device's hard disk is turned off to conserve power. Leave the box unchecked to disable the option. Check the option and define a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the hard disk is turned off.

Turn off hard disk after (seconds, DC)

Determines whether and when a device's hard disk is turned off to conserve power. Leave the box unchecked to disable the option. Check the option and define a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the hard disk is turned off.

Sleep after (seconds, Vista and later, AC)

Put the device into sleep mode after the defined number of seconds of inactivity. A value of zero indicates never sleep.

Sleep after (seconds, Vista and later, DC)

Put the device into sleep mode after the defined number of seconds of inactivity. A value of zero indicates never sleep.

Throttle Policy (AC)

The processor dynamic throttling policy to use. The following values are possible:

  • None : No processor performance control is applied. This policy always runs the processor at its highest possible performance level. This policy does not engage processor clock throttling, except in response to thermal events.
  • Degrade : Does not allow the processor to use any high voltage performance states. This policy engages processor clock throttling when the battery is below a certain threshold, if the C3 state is not being utilized, or in response to thermal events.
  • Constant : Does not allow the processor to use any high voltage performance states. This policy does not engage processor clock throttling, except in response to thermal events.
  • Adaptive : Attempts to match the performance of the processor to the current demand. This policy uses both high and low voltage and frequency states. This policy lowers the performance of the processor to the lowest voltage available whenever there is insufficient demand to justify a higher voltage. This policy engages processor clock throttling if the C3 state is not being utilized, and in response to thermal events.

Throttle Policy (DC)

The processor dynamic throttling policy to use. The following values are possible:

  • None : No processor performance control is applied. This policy always runs the processor at its highest possible performance level. This policy does not engage processor clock throttling, except in response to thermal events.
  • Degrade : Does not allow the processor to use any high voltage performance states. This policy engages processor clock throttling when the battery is below a certain threshold, if the C3 state is not being utilized, or in response to thermal events.
  • Constant : Does not allow the processor to use any high voltage performance states. This policy does not engage processor clock throttling, except in response to thermal events.
  • Adaptive : Attempts to match the performance of the processor to the current demand. This policy uses both high and low voltage and frequency states. This policy lowers the performance of the processor to the lowest voltage available whenever there is insufficient demand to justify a higher voltage. This policy engages processor clock throttling if the C3 state is not being utilized, and in response to thermal events.

USB selective suspend (Vista and later, AC)

Allows a device's port to be suspended when the device is not in use in order to conserve power.

USB selective suspend (Vista and later, DC)

Allows a device's port to be suspended when the device is not in use in order to conserve power.

Start menu button action (Vista and later, AC)

Specifies whether the computer should Do nothing or go to Sleep, Hibernate, Shutdown, Shutdown and reset, Shutdown and power off or Warm eject. It is not possible to use an action that is not supported by the device.

Start menu button action (Vista and later, DC)

Specifies whether the computer should Do nothing or go to Sleep, Hibernate, Shutdown, Shutdown and reset, Shutdown and power off or Warm eject . It is not possible to use an action that is not supported by the device.

Adaptive display (Vista and later, AC)

Specifies whether Windows automatically adjusts when the display is turned off based on mouse and keyboard usage. Check the box to activate.

Adaptive display (Vista and later, DC)

Specifies whether Windows automatically adjusts when the display is turned off based on mouse and keyboard usage. Check the box to activate.

Turn off display after (seconds, AC)

Determines whether and when a device's monitor is turned off to conserve power. Leave the box unchecked to disable the option. Check the option and define a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the monitor is turned off.

Turn off display after (seconds, DC)

Determines whether and when a device's monitor is turned off to conserve power. Leave the box unchecked to disable the option. Check the option and define a specific value in minutes to define how long the device must be inactive before the monitor is turned off.

Create/Modify Global Power Policies

This step allows you to write global power policies that are not related to power schemes. This step will not work on Vista and later. A power scheme is a collection of settings that controls the power usage of your computer.

Parameters existing for AC and DC options will be explained only once, whereby the AC parameter is applicable to devices with a constant source of alimentation, such as a desktop or a laptop connected to an electrical plug, the DC parameter is applicable to devices running on battery power, such as an unconnected laptop. All parameters need to be activated first, i.e., the left checkbox must be marked before the step will activate the parameter. Only then can the desired values be entered, selected or marked.

Parameter

Description

Broadcast capacity resolution

Defines the resolution of change in current battery capacity that should cause the system to be notified of a system power state changed event. Check the box to activate it and enter the desired value in the text field.

Enable multiple battery display

Enables or disables multiple battery display in the system power meter.

Require a password on wakeup

Enables or disables requiring password login when the system resumes from standby or hibernate.

Enable systray battery-meter

Enables or disables the battery meter icon in the system tray. When this option is deactivated, the battery meter icon is not displayed on the desktop.

Enable monitor dimming

Enables or disables support for dimming the video display when the system changes from running on AC power to running on battery power.

Enable Wake-on-ring

Enables or disables wake on ring support.

Lid close action (AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system lid switch is closed when running on AC power.

Lid close action (DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system lid switch is closed when running on DC power.

Lid open wake (AC)

Defines the maximum power state from which a lid-open event should wake the system when running on AC power.

Lid open wake (DC)

Defines the maximum power state from which a lid-open event should wake the system when running on DC power.

Power button action (AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system power button is pressed when running on AC power.

Power button action (DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system power button is pressed when running on DC power.

Power level 0 battery level

The battery capacity for this battery discharge policy, expressed as a percentage.

Power level 0 enabled

If this option is marked, the alarm should be activated when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 0 minimum system state

Defines the minimum system sleep state to enter when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 0 policy action

Defines the action to take for this battery discharge policy.

Power level 1 battery level

The battery capacity for this battery discharge policy, expressed as a percentage.

Power level 1 enabled

If this option is marked, the alarm should be activated when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 1 minimum system state

Defines the minimum system sleep state to enter when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 1 policy action

Defines the action to take for this battery discharge policy.

Power level 2 battery level

The battery capacity for this battery discharge policy, expressed as a percentage.

Power level 2 enabled

If this option is marked, the alarm should be activated when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 2 minimum system state

Defines the minimum system sleep state to enter when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 2 policy action

Defines the action to take for this battery discharge policy.

Power level 3 battery level

The battery capacity for this battery discharge policy, expressed as a percentage.

Power level 3 enabled

If this option is marked, the alarm should be activated when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 3 minimum system state

Defines the minimum system sleep state to enter when the battery discharges below the value set in the battery level parameter.

Power level 3 policy action

Defines the action to take for this battery discharge policy.

Sleep button action (AC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system sleep button is pressed when running on AC power.

Sleep button action (DC)

Defines the system power action to initiate when the system sleep button is pressed when running on DC power.

Create/Modify Power Plan

This step allows you to create a new power plan. It has parameters to be defined, whereby the AC parameter is applicable to devices with a constant source of alimentation, such as a desktop or a laptop connected to an electrical plug, the DC parameter is applicable to devices running on battery power, such as an unconnected laptop.

Parameter

Description

Active Power Plan

Defines, if the newly defined power plan is to be activated right away and thus is the default plan.

Power Plan Description

A longer textual description of the new power plan, such as after how much time the components is switched off.

Hard Disc Drive Off (AC)

Defines when the hard disk of the device is to be switched off when running on AC power.

Hard Disc Drive Off (DC)

Defines when the hard disk of the device is to be switched off when running on DC power.

Hibernate System (AC)

Defines when the system is put in hibernation when running on AC power.

Hibernate System (DC)

Defines when the system is put in hibernation when running on DC power.

Monitor Off (AC)

Defines when the screen of the device is to be switched off when running on AC power.

Monitor Off (DC)

Defines when the screen of the device is to be switched off when running on DC power.

Power Plan Name

The name for the new power plan.

System Suspend (AC)

Defines when the system is suspended when running on AC power.

System Suspend (DC)

Defines when the system is suspended when running on DC power.

Define Power Plan

This step defines the default power plan which will be used.

Parameter

Description

Replacement Power Plan

Enter into this field the name of the power plan which is to be used by default.

Delete Power Plan

This step deletes an existing power plan and specify the new default plan if appropriate.

Parameter

Description

Power Plan Name to Delete

Enter the name of the power plan to be deleted.

Replacement Power Plan

Enter into this field the name of the power plan which is to be used by default.

Hibernate

This step allows you to immediately put the target device in hibernation.

Parameter

Description

Force

Check this box to force the device to go in hibernation, even if there is activity on the device.

Suspend

This step allows you to immediately put the target device in stand-by mode. It is applicable to Windows and MacOS devices.

Parameter

Description

Force

Check this box to force the device to go in suspend mode, even if there is activity on the device. This parameter is only applicable to Windows devices.

Update Power Management Inventory

This step launches an update of the power management inventory of the device. It is applicable to Windows only.

Parameter

Description

Bypass Transfer Window

Check this box to bypass the transfer window defined for the device. This means that the upload takes place immediately without taking into account any bandwidth definitions. It can only be activated if the Upload after update option is activated.

Differential Upload

Specifies if the inventory is to be completely replaced which each upload when differences are detected or only with the delta, that is, the modifications of the inventory.

Force Upload

Defines if the requested inventory is sent regardless of whether it has changed since the last upload. If the box is checked the inventory is uploaded, if it is unchecked the requested inventory is only uploaded if it has changed. The Force Upload option can only be activated if the Upload after update option is activated.

Upload after update

Defines whether the resulting inventory should be uploaded immediately after being updated. If the box is left unchecked the inventory is not uploaded immediately.

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