I'm looking into a possibility of using Windows Server 2003 to manage computers Power Schemes through Group Policy. We have many computers that are out in use and need to stay on 24/7 basically.
I have had issues where somehow the users are able to change the power settings on these stations, which they are not supposed to, I already have a policy setup and in place that should prevent them from changing any settings on the machine including screen saver and desktop background, along with many other features.
What I want to do with these computers is the following:
Do not turn off Monitor
If Power is pressed, Do nothing
Standby after, Never
Sleep after, Never
Turn off HDD after, Never
and so on...
Basically these stations should stay running all day, everyday, unless power itself is pulled. Is there a way to do this in Server 2003? I've been through plenty of the settings in the GPO Editor and have yet to find anything about Power Schemes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.