I know this may be alittle bit of a long shot on here :shocked: , but we are clutching at straws to find an answer for this problem we are facing at work. Give you alittle bit of background information, i work for a community high as an Computer Engineer, i maintain the servers, computer e.t.c :thumbs_up:
Now we have these HP machines that by default, if you press the power button on the front of the machine, it turns itself into sleep mode. Now we dont want this. Anyway this is my question copied from my tech website.
We currently have a large amount of HP Compaq dc7900 machines, now these are a great bit of kit, however they are defaulted to when the front power button is pressed to go into 'sleep' mode.
This wouldnt be a problem, but as we are using these machines in a school, the kids are pressing the power buttons thinkig they will shut down, and when they aren't just pulling the power cable from the back. We have found this currupts files and a new image is needed everytime.
I have personaly changed the powersettings under Administrator, however as soon as a child or anyone else for that matter logs in, they get the default settings. Is there any type of RegHack or alternative solution to make the computer shut down when the power button is pressed?
Cheers in advance
We are currently running Windows Server 2003, now there is no power management on Windows Server 2003. So im looking for a reg hack or anything that will help us.
And before anyone says it, yea we have changed the power settings in the powersettings tab on the actual computer as Admin, but when anyone logs on through the network, it reverts the settings back.
If there is any IT People on here that maybe has experienced the same problem then give us a shout
Oh and the EZ GPO software is purely for setting power save options in group policy, such as monitor sleep times etc. It will not allow you to set the behaviour for pressing the power button to shutdown etc. Also the powercfg command utility that is built into Windows XP doesn't allow settings for the power button.
Just incase any suggest the above