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Author Topic: power management software - free  (Read 1751 times)

techidave

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power management software - free
« on: July 31, 2010, 02:48:58 PM »
 does anyone know of any kind of power management software that will work on a network?  for windows machines using windows server 2003 with active directory. something free, open source, or low cost would be great!

Actually want something that will give me a central control over the power settings on the other computers on the network.  They are running Win XP Pro SP3

i have looked at the demo on www.absolute.com/power but it does way more than what I want.

I will have 110 computers this year (down from the last year).  with our declining enrollment, we need to pinch pennies anywhere we can.  by the way, we are a K-12 public school here in the heartland of the United States (Kansas).

thanks in advanced,
dave
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 04:31:00 PM by techidave »

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Re: power management software - free
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 03:03:49 PM »
by the way I have read the suggestions from energystar.gov but haven't actually tried any of their recommendations.  Has anyone tried them?

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Re: power management software - free
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 10:19:20 PM »
-your own link seems to hold the answer @ http://www.energysta....pr_power_mgt_ez_gpo


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3) EZ GPO allows a network administrator to centrally control computer power management settings on Windows 2000 and XP PCs using Group Policy Objects.

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Re: power management software - free
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 06:40:53 AM »
You are correct, Curt.  But the real question was has anyone out there in DC land used any of this stuff before?  The OP probably didn't have the question stated very clearly.