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Power Management for Users

The Power Management Configuration enables you to adjust your power settings to save energy. You can add, modify, and delete power schemes for computers from a central point. You can cut down the cost that is spent on power, when the computers are idle. You can create specific power schemes and apply it to computers via configurations.

Desktop Central MSP supports power management only for computers running Windows Vista and later versions.  You can perform the following operations on idle computers by creating power schemes:

Action to be performed

Impact on the target
Turn Off the display Computer's display will be turned off and the power consumption will be reduced reasonably
Turn Off to Sleep Computer turns to standby mode, all working files/data will be stored on memory. Power consumed will be relative very low  
System Hibernate  All working files/data will be stored on the hard disk and turns off the computer. Zero power is consumed  
Turn Off Hard disk Only the hard disk will be turned off, computer will not be shutdown. Power consumption will be cut down considerably

The above listed operations can be executed on the computers based on the idle time and mode of power supply such as plugged in and battery mode. After customizing the power schemes, you can choose to apply the power scheme as follows:

  • Overwrite the existing power schemes with the latest one, that you have created. If more than one power scheme exists with the same name, you can choose to overwrite the previous one with the latest.
  • Set the newly created power scheme as active power scheme, if you do not set it as active, then the power scheme will be deployed to the computer. You will have to apply/activate it manually for the power scheme to work.
  • You can choose to enable, support for hibernate. If you do not enable support for hibernate, then the option to hibernate will not work, even if it is specified in the power scheme.

You can create/modify/delete power schemes using Desktop Central. By clicking on configurations tab, on Desktop Central web console, you can choose power management configuration. You can choose to create customized power schemes or modify the default power schemes provided by the operating system. Windows provides, three schemes such as Balanced, High Performance and Power Saver schemes. If you wish to delete a power scheme, you will have to specify the name of the power scheme and deploy it to the target computers.

You can execute advanced options like:

  • Prompting for password, when the computer resumes from sleep
  • Actions which needs to be performed, when the laptop's lid is closed
  • Actions to be performed, when the power button is pressed
  • Actions to be performed, when the sleep button is pressed

These actions can be customized, based on the mode of power, like plugged in mode or when it runs on battery.