How to Apply a Power Plan to a Specified Collection
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
Power management in Configuration Manager 2007 R3 enables you to apply power plans supplied with Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to computers in your organization, or to create your own custom power plans. Use the following procedure to apply a built-in or custom power plan to computers.
If a computer is a member of multiple collections, each applying different power plans, then the following actions will be taken:
Power plan: If multiple values for power settings are applied to a computer, the least restrictive value is used.
Wakeup time: If multiple wakeup times are applied to a desktop computer, the time closest to midnight is used.
You can use the Power Computers with Multiple Power Plans report to show all computers that have multiple power plans applied to them. This can help you discover computers that have power conflicts. For more information, see About the Power Computers with Multiple Power Plans Report for Power Management.
The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.
To create a power plan
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.
Right-click the collection to which you want to apply power management settings, and then click Modify Collection Settings.
In the Power Management tab of the <Collection Name> Settings dialog box, select the Specify power management settings for this collection option.
If you want to configure a custom power plan for peak (or business) hours, select Customized Peak (ConfigMgr) from the Peak plan drop-down list, and then click Edit. If you want to configure a power plan for non-peak (or nonbusiness) hours, select Customized Non-Peak (ConfigMgr) from the Non-peak plan drop-down list, and then click Edit.
You can use the power management Computer Activity report to help you decide the schedules to use for peak and non-peak hours when you apply power plans to collections of computers. For more information, see About the Power Computer Activity Report for Power Management.
You can also select from the built-in power plans, Balanced (ConfigMgr), High Performance (ConfigMgr) and Power Saver (ConfigMgr), and then click View to display the properties of each power plan.
You cannot modify the built-in Balanced (ConfigMgr), High Performance (ConfigMgr) or Power Saver (ConfigMgr) power plans.
In the <power plan name> Properties dialog box, configure the following settings:
Name: Specify a unique name for this power plan or use the default name.
Specify the properties for this power plan: Configure the power plan properties. To disable a property, clear its check box. For information about the available settings, see About Power Management Plan Settings for Power Management.
Enabled settings are applied to computers when the power plan is applied. If you clear a power setting check box, the value on the client computer is not changed when the power plan is applied. Clearing a check box does not restore the power setting to its previous value before a power plan was applied.
Click OK to close the <power plan name> Properties dialog box.
In the Power Management tab of the <Collection Name> Settings dialog box, specify the following:
Start: Specify the start time when the peak power plan will be applied.
End: Specify the end of peak time when the non-peak power plan will be applied.
Wakeup time: (desktop computer) Specify a time when a desktop computer will wake from sleep or wake from hibernate to install scheduled updates or software installations.
Power management uses the internal Windows wakeup time feature to wake computers from sleep or hibernate. Wakeup time settings are not applied to portable computers to prevent scenarios in which they might wake when not plugged in.
Click OK to close the <Collection Name> Settings dialog box.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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