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Change control panel settings for user on domain if they dont have permission

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jack B. Pollack, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Jack B. Pollack

    Jack B. Pollack Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.

    Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to change
    this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I run
    control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the admin
    timeout. not the user.

    How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?

    Thanks
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Re: Change control panel settings for user on domain if they donthave permission

    On 8/26/2010 6:06 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    > Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.
    >
    > Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    > standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to change
    > this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I run
    > control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the admin
    > timeout. not the user.
    >
    > How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?


    Temporarilly elevate the user rights to administrator, logon to the user
    account and make the change in the power setting then demote the user
    rights back to regular user.

    John
     
  3. Jack B. Pollack

    Jack B. Pollack Flightless Bird

    I was hoping there was a more elegant way.

    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23oIH4TWRLHA.4348@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > On 8/26/2010 6:06 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >> Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.
    >>
    >> Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    >> standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to
    >> change
    >> this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I run
    >> control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the
    >> admin
    >> timeout. not the user.
    >>
    >> How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?

    >
    > Temporarilly elevate the user rights to administrator, logon to the user
    > account and make the change in the power setting then demote the user
    > rights back to regular user.
    >
    > John
     
  4. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Re: Change control panel settings for user on domain if they donthave permission

    You can do it in your domain group policies.

    John

    On 8/26/2010 6:43 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    > I was hoping there was a more elegant way.
    >
    > "John John - MVP"<audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:%23oIH4TWRLHA.4348@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> On 8/26/2010 6:06 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >>> Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.
    >>>
    >>> Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    >>> standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to
    >>> change
    >>> this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I run
    >>> control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the
    >>> admin
    >>> timeout. not the user.
    >>>
    >>> How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?

    >>
    >> Temporarilly elevate the user rights to administrator, logon to the user
    >> account and make the change in the power setting then demote the user
    >> rights back to regular user.
    >>
    >> John

    >
    >
     
  5. Jack B. Pollack

    Jack B. Pollack Flightless Bird

    thanks

    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:eFV5LyWRLHA.784@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You can do it in your domain group policies.
    >
    > John
    >
    > On 8/26/2010 6:43 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >> I was hoping there was a more elegant way.
    >>
    >> "John John - MVP"<audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:%23oIH4TWRLHA.4348@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> On 8/26/2010 6:06 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >>>> Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.
    >>>>
    >>>> Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    >>>> standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to
    >>>> change
    >>>> this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I
    >>>> run
    >>>> control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the
    >>>> admin
    >>>> timeout. not the user.
    >>>>
    >>>> How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?
    >>>
    >>> Temporarilly elevate the user rights to administrator, logon to the user
    >>> account and make the change in the power setting then demote the user
    >>> rights back to regular user.
    >>>
    >>> John

    >>
    >>
     
  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Re: Change control panel settings for user on domain if they donthave permission

    You're welcome. Another way to do it is to give the user adequate
    permissions on
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls
    Folder\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies then the user will be able to change the
    settings at will.

    John

    Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    > thanks
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:eFV5LyWRLHA.784@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> You can do it in your domain group policies.
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> On 8/26/2010 6:43 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >>> I was hoping there was a more elegant way.
    >>>
    >>> "John John - MVP"<audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23oIH4TWRLHA.4348@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> On 8/26/2010 6:06 PM, Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >>>>> Windows XP Pro SP3 - Joined to a domain.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Want to change the hard sleep timeout on a computer for a user that has
    >>>>> standard users permissions and am told that I dont have permission to
    >>>>> change
    >>>>> this. Changing the admin HD timeout does not change the user. If I
    >>>>> run
    >>>>> control panel as admin (from within the user account) it changes the
    >>>>> admin
    >>>>> timeout. not the user.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How can I adjust this for user without elevating permissions?
    >>>> Temporarilly elevate the user rights to administrator, logon to the user
    >>>> account and make the change in the power setting then demote the user
    >>>> rights back to regular user.
    >>>>
    >>>> John
    >>>

    >
    >
     

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