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Power Manager

Deployment Guide
Updated: March, 2012

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  • Page 1: Power Manager

    Power Manager Deployment Guide Updated: March, 2012...
  • Page 2 “Notices” on page 35. Seventh Edition (March 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2012. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Trademarks ....General setting ....Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments ..© Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2012...
  • Page 4 Power ManagerDeployment Guide...
  • Page 5: Preface

    This deployment guide will provide instructions and solutions for working with Power Manager. If ® you have suggestions or comments, communicate with your Lenovo authorized representative. To learn more about the technologies that can help you lower the total cost of ownership and to check for periodic updates to this guide, go to the following Web site: http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantage...
  • Page 6 Power ManagerDeployment Guide...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Overview

    Power Manager enables an IT administrator to configure Power Manager and deploy a power plan by Active Directory. The IT administrator can select an active power plan for client computers, and inhibit the users'ability to switch among power plans, select a specific power plan, or create a power plan. For © Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2012...
  • Page 8 example, the IT administrator can disable the Maximum Performance power plan and users cannot select it. Also, the IT administrator can configure Global Power Settings. • Remotely configure Power Manager to deploy power agendas Power Manager enables an IT administrator to configure Power Manager and deploy a power agenda by Active Directory.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2. Installation

    /AMD /NVIDIA) is strongly recommended to support the brightness control functions. Note: To use the monitor configuration functions of Power Manager for desktop computers, the monitor needs to support the Display Data Channel/Command Interface (DDC/CI). © Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2012...
  • Page 10 Power ManagerDeployment Guide...
  • Page 11: Chapter 3. Working With Active Directory And Adm Files

    ADM files, IT administrators define settings that can be applied to computers or users in the domain. Lenovo provides Power Manager ADM files for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 client computers, with four categories of policy settings: General setting, Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments, Global Power Setting, and Power Agenda Deployments.
  • Page 12: General Setting

    • For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers Under Computer Configuration, click Classic Administrative Templates ➙ Administrative Templates ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 ➙ General setting. This table provides detailed information about each policy setting.
  • Page 13: Power Plan (scheme) Deployments

    To configure Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments policies, do the following: • For Windows XP client computers Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Power Manager ➙ Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments. • For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers Under Computer Configuration, click Classic Administrative Templates ➙...
  • Page 14 ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 ➙ Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments. This table provides detailed information about each policy. In this table, (AC) means the policy setting for client computers with ac power adapter plugged, and (DC) means the policy setting for client computers on battery power.
  • Page 15 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Automatic optical drive power off (AC) Specifies whether to automatically turn off the optical drive when the following conditions are met: • System has started but no CD or DVD has been inserted within 10 minutes.
  • Page 16 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description • 20 minutes • 25 minutes • 30 minutes • 45 minutes • 1 hour • 2 hours • 3 hours • 4 hours • 5 hours For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, you can specify the value in seconds.
  • Page 17 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description • 45 minutes • 1 hour • 2 hours • 3 hours • 4 hours • 5 hours For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, you can specify the value in seconds. Standby Timer (AC) Specifies the period of inactivity before the Windows operating system enters sleep mode.
  • Page 18 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description • 1 hour • 2 hours • 3 hours • 4 hours • 5 hours For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, you can specify the value in seconds. Hibernation Timer (AC) Specifies the period of inactivity before the Windows operating system enters hibernation mode.
  • Page 19 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description • 25 minutes • 30 minutes • 45 minutes • 1 hour • 2 hours • 3 hours • 4 hours • 5 hours • 6 hours Note: The period should be longer than the period of inactivity specified in the Standby Timer setting on Windows XP client computers.
  • Page 20 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Wireless Power Saving Mode (DC) Specifies the performance of wireless adapters. Possible performances include: • Maximum Performance • Low Power Saving • Medium Power Saving • Maximum Power Saving This setting is not supported on Windows XP client computers.
  • Page 21 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Adaptive Display (AC) Manages how the Windows operating system controls the setting that specifies how long a computer must be inactive before the Windows operating system turns off the computer display. If this policy is enabled and users select On from the pull-down menu, the Windows operating system will automatically adjust the setting based on what users...
  • Page 22 Table 2. Power Plan (Scheme) Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description USB selective suspend (DC) Specifies whether or not the computer can suspend an individual port. If you enable this policy setting and select Enabled, the computer can suspend an individual port. This setting is not supported on Windows XP client computers.
  • Page 23: Global Power Setting

    • For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers Under Computer Configuration, click Classic Administrative Templates ➙ Administrative Templates ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 ➙ Global Power Setting. This table provides detailed information about each policy.
  • Page 24 Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued) Policy settings Description Dynamic Brightness Control Specifies whether to automatically decrease the brightness of the computer display when the computer is in the following situations: • When you turn on or shut down the computer. •...
  • Page 25: Power Agenda

    Table 3. Global Power Setting (continued) Policy settings Description Power Management CPU Specifies the action that the Windows operating system takes when there is no system activity for a specified interval. If you select Automatic, then when there is no system activity for a specified interval, the power saving function will be enabled and the microprocessor clock will be automatically stopped.
  • Page 26: Power Agenda Policy Settings

    • For Windows Vista and Windows 7 client computers Under User Configuration, click Classic Administrative Templates ➙ Administrative Templates ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 ➙ Power Agenda Deployments. The following table provides detailed information about each policy.
  • Page 27 Configurable policy setting for this power agenda. See the Configurable policy setting in Table 5 “User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ®...
  • Page 28 Table 4. Power Agenda Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Exceptions Specifies whether to allow users to define exceptions to power agendas on client computers. Possible values include: • Not configured • Enabled • Disabled If you enable this policy setting or do not configure it, the Exceptions button will be available, and users can define exceptions to power agendas on client computers.
  • Page 29 Each time you deploy a power agenda, you can specify a maximum of 10 power agendas by default. Table 5. User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ® Power Agenda1...
  • Page 30 Table 5. User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ® Power Agenda1 (continued) Policy settings Description and Delete policy settings in Table 4 “Power Agenda Deployments”...
  • Page 31 Table 5. User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ® Power Agenda1 (continued) Policy settings Description Power Plan Specifies the name of the power plan that the power agenda will switch to.
  • Page 32 Table 5. User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ® Power Agenda1 (continued) Policy settings Description Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ®...
  • Page 33 Table 5. User Configuration ® Administrative Template ® Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ® Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows7 (Power Manager) ® Power Agenda Deployments ® Power Agenda1 (continued) Policy settings Description Idle Timer Specifies the period of inactivity before power agendas like Change sleep timer and Change hibernate timer take effect.
  • Page 34: Cisco Energywise Support For The Windows 7 Operating System

    To configure Cisco EnergyWise Deployments policies, do the following: Under Computer Configuration, click Classic Administrative Templates ➙ Administrative Templates ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Components ➙ Desktop Power Manager for Vista and Windows 7 ➙ EnergyWise Configuration Deployments. The following table provides the detailed information about each policy.
  • Page 35 Table 6. EnergyWise Configuration Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Secret Specifies the join password of the EnergyWise domain. Configurable options include: • Not configured • Enabled • Disabled If you enable this policy setting, you must input the join password of the EnergyWise domain. Note: The default join password is cisco.
  • Page 36: Customizing The Adm File

    Table 6. EnergyWise Configuration Deployments (continued) Policy settings Description Device Specifies the device type of the client computer. Configurable options include: • Not configured • Enabled • Disabled If you enable this policy setting, you must input the device type of the client computer. Note: The default device type is PC.
  • Page 37 • For Windows XP operating systems 1) Under CPowerAgenda10 ="Power Agenda10" CPowerAgenda11 ="Power Agenda11" CPowerAgenda12 ="Power Agenda12" ..2) Under KeyPath_PowerAgenda10 ="Software\Policies\Lenovo\DPWRMGR\PowerAgenda\PowerAgenda10" KeyPath_PowerAgenda11 ="Software\Policies\Lenovo\DPWRMGR\PowerAgenda\PowerAgenda11" KeyPath_PowerAgenda12 ="Software\Policies\Lenovo\DPWRMGR\PowerAgenda\PowerAgenda12" ..• For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems 1) Under CPowerAgenda10 ="Power Agenda10"...
  • Page 38 Power ManagerDeployment Guide...
  • Page 39: Appendix A. Configurations For Deploying Dynamic Power Management Settings To Windows Xp Client Computers

    Include these with entries explicitly defined here, and click OK. The Add Object window opens. g. Select the Propagate inheritable permissions to all subkeys option, and click OK. © Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2012...
  • Page 40 8. Check there are two group policy objects generated in the Active Directory Users and Computers window: • MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg • USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg Notes: 1. Non-administrator groups or users on Windows XP client computers must have the write permission for the following registry subkeys: •...
  • Page 41: Appendix B. Notices

    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 42: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo ThinkVantage AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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