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 customized power schemes and apply it to computers via configurations.
Desktop Central 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|
|Dim the Display||Only the computer display's brightness will be reduced to save power.|
|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|
|Hybrid Sleep* (applicable for Windows 7 and later versions)||All working files/data will be stored on the hard disk and the computer turns to sleep. Assume a computer has turned off without power, it still restores the working files and resumes back to work, when it is boot up the next time.|
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:
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:
These actions can be customized, based on the mode of power, like plugged in mode or when it runs on battery.
You can choose to modify either the user defined scheme or default scheme. The remaining setting are the same as that of creating a new scheme. If you wish to delete a scheme, just specify the name of the scheme.