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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook by Brian Mason, Greg Ramsey

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Configuring power management

Power management is a very popular (and necessary) topic in our world today. Use CM12 to manage and monitor power on client systems. Power management in CM12 gives you the ability to configure the power plans for peak and non-peak hours, as well as specify a daily wakeup for desktop computers.

Tip

Check with your power company about discounts for power management. Some power companies provide a credit if you are able to show that you are actively managing power on your computers.

Getting ready

Power management settings are enforced on a collection. Be sure to create a test collection of representative computer models to begin testing. Ensure the Client Settings for the Power Management setting is configured to Allow power ...

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