Power Management policy overwrites the current Local power policy settings

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  • 13-Mar-2013
  • 13-Mar-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Policies


When a power policy is applied to a windows PC, ZCM runs powercfg commands under the system account. ZCM doesnt allow us to change settings like lid switch functionality or the alarm threshold for low battery.


Additional Policy configuration support was added to ZCM 11.2.3


Lack of Power Policy configuration with earlier versions of ZCM

Additional Information

We are going to support the following settings in 11.2.3 (all windows 7 power option settings)
2- Power buttons and lid
a) Lid Close Action
b) Powe buttion Action
c) Sleep button Action
3- PCI Express
a) Link State Power Management
4- Processor power management
a) Minimum processor state
b) System cooling policy
c) Maximum processor state
5- Display
a) Dim display after
b) Turn off display after
c) Display brightness
d) Dimmed display brightness
e) Enable adaptive brightness
6- Multimedia settings
a) When sharing media
b) When playing video
7- Internet Explorer
a) JavaScript Timer Frequency
8- USB Settings
a) USB selective suspend setting
9- Battery
a) Critical battery action
b) Low battery level
c) Critical battery level
d) Low battery notification
e) Low battery action
f) Reserve battery level
10- No SubGroup
a) Require a password on wakeup
11- Hard disk
a) Turn off hard disk after
12- Desktop background settings
a) Slide show
13- Wireless Adapter Settings
a) Power Saving Mode