nchura October 3, 2007

Microsoft Windows (2000 PRO, to be specific) contains a "Power Options" control panel that can shut down a computer, either partially or completely, during inactive times. Is there a simple solution to configure and activate these power saving options across an entire networked office environment? Are people doing this in a centralized, automated procedure or do individual workers have to go in and change settings on every computer? I've heard from network managers that activating these power saving options en masse is not entirely simple and requires additional software tools to avoid potential problems. I'd like to hear opinions on this matter to understand if there is a practical solution at hand.