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Force disable of power management on network card?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gregg Hill, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Gregg Hill

    Gregg Hill Flightless Bird

    Hello!

    I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning off
    the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.

    I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn off
    this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the login
    script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from going to
    sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to sleep, but
    something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or upon reboot.

    Power schemes are all set to Always On.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you!

    Gregg

    --
    Gregg's pet peeves:

    First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one as
    a pet?

    Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    more often than not.

    Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!


    Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    me for this peeve!
     
  2. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    If its helping, the registry key controlling this appears to be:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\000n

    (Where n determines the device ordinal, you need to find the right one)

    The difference between powersave on and off seems to be that the
    PnPCapabilities value is increased by 0x8 (30>38 hex) when powersave is
    deactivated.

    There is also a 'PhyPowerdown' value but Im foxed as to its purpose.

    The problem with LAN-card powersave rearing its ugly head is a common one.
    Powersave can give rise to a number of LAN problems too, if its' ON then I
    suspect you may get issues like drive-mappings mysteriously disappearing, etc.

    Best I can do, hope its of help.

    "Gregg Hill" wrote:

    > Hello!
    >
    > I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    > trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning off
    > the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >
    > I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn off
    > this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the login
    > script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from going to
    > sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to sleep, but
    > something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or upon reboot.
    >
    > Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Gregg
    >
    > --
    > Gregg's pet peeves:
    >
    > First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one as
    > a pet?
    >
    > Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    > more often than not.
    >
    > Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    > It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    > It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    > Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >
    >
    > Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    > "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    > "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    > me for this peeve!
    >
    > .
    >
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Re: Force disable of power management on network card? (OT response)

    "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com> wrote in
    message news:umWbt79nKHA.3948@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello!
    >
    > I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    > trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning off
    > the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >
    > I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn
    > off this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the login
    > script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from going to
    > sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to sleep, but
    > something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or upon reboot.
    >
    > Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Gregg
    >
    > --
    > Gregg's pet peeves:
    >
    > First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    > as a pet?
    >
    > Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    > more often than not.
    >
    > Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    > It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    > It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    > Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >
    >
    > Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    > "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    > "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    > me for this peeve!


    Add this to your pet peeves (or I should add it to mine):

    The use of "alot" for "a lot", as in "There is a lot of good info here."
    Not to be confused with "allot", as in "I need to allot a lot of money for
    the new mortgage."
    --
    SC Tom
     
  4. Gregg Hill

    Gregg Hill Flightless Bird

    Thank you. I'll look into that information.

    Gregg Hill



    --
    Gregg's pet peeves:

    First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one as
    a pet?

    Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    more often than not.

    Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!


    Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    me for this peeve!

    "Anteaus" <Anteaus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CB86EB44-E546-41BF-BA11-36F41D52F059@microsoft.com...
    > If its helping, the registry key controlling this appears to be:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\000n
    >
    > (Where n determines the device ordinal, you need to find the right one)
    >
    > The difference between powersave on and off seems to be that the
    > PnPCapabilities value is increased by 0x8 (30>38 hex) when powersave is
    > deactivated.
    >
    > There is also a 'PhyPowerdown' value but Im foxed as to its purpose.
    >
    > The problem with LAN-card powersave rearing its ugly head is a common one.
    > Powersave can give rise to a number of LAN problems too, if its' ON then I
    > suspect you may get issues like drive-mappings mysteriously disappearing,
    > etc.
    >
    > Best I can do, hope its of help.
    >
    > "Gregg Hill" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    >> trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning
    >> off
    >> the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >>
    >> I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn
    >> off
    >> this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the login
    >> script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from going to
    >> sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to sleep, but
    >> something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or upon reboot.
    >>
    >> Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Gregg
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gregg's pet peeves:
    >>
    >> First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    >> as
    >> a pet?
    >>
    >> Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    >> more often than not.
    >>
    >> Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    >> It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    >> It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    >> Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >>
    >>
    >> Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    >> "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    >> "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to
    >> throttle
    >> me for this peeve!
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. Gregg Hill

    Gregg Hill Flightless Bird

    Re: Force disable of power management on network card? (OT response)

    Oh, yes, that is one of my favorites. I ask people, Would you say "adog" or
    "acat"? Another one is "prolly" instead of probably...I actually had that
    one spoken to me, not just seeing is as a bastardized shortening.

    Gregg



    --
    Gregg's pet peeves:

    First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one as
    a pet?

    Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    more often than not.

    Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!


    Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    me for this peeve!

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:-O7HOIkBoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com> wrote
    > in message news:umWbt79nKHA.3948@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    >> trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning
    >> off the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >>
    >> I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn
    >> off this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the
    >> login script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from
    >> going to sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to
    >> sleep, but something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or upon
    >> reboot.
    >>
    >> Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Gregg
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gregg's pet peeves:
    >>
    >> First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    >> as a pet?
    >>
    >> Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    >> more often than not.
    >>
    >> Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    >> It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    >> It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    >> Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >>
    >>
    >> Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    >> "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    >> "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to
    >> throttle me for this peeve!

    >
    > Add this to your pet peeves (or I should add it to mine):
    >
    > The use of "alot" for "a lot", as in "There is a lot of good info here."
    > Not to be confused with "allot", as in "I need to allot a lot of money for
    > the new mortgage."
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
     
  6. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Re: Force disable of power management on network card? (OT response)

    And I'm certainly glad we had a chance to conversate LOL!!
    --
    SC Tom

    "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com> wrote in
    message news:-O1FbBXYoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Oh, yes, that is one of my favorites. I ask people, Would you say "adog"
    > or "acat"? Another one is "prolly" instead of probably...I actually had
    > that one spoken to me, not just seeing is as a bastardized shortening.
    >
    > Gregg
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Gregg's pet peeves:
    >
    > First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    > as a pet?
    >
    > Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    > more often than not.
    >
    > Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    > It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    > It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    > Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >
    >
    > Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    > "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    > "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    > me for this peeve!
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:-O7HOIkBoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com> wrote
    >> in message news:umWbt79nKHA.3948@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello!
    >>>
    >>> I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I am
    >>> trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or turning
    >>> off the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >>>
    >>> I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn
    >>> off this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the
    >>> login script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from
    >>> going to sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to
    >>> sleep, but something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or
    >>> upon reboot.
    >>>
    >>> Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Gregg
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gregg's pet peeves:
    >>>
    >>> First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    >>> as a pet?
    >>>
    >>> Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be
    >>> correct more often than not.
    >>>
    >>> Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is
    >>> blue."
    >>> It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    >>> It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    >>> Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    >>> "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    >>> "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to
    >>> throttle me for this peeve!

    >>
    >> Add this to your pet peeves (or I should add it to mine):
    >>
    >> The use of "alot" for "a lot", as in "There is a lot of good info here."
    >> Not to be confused with "allot", as in "I need to allot a lot of money
    >> for the new mortgage."
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>
     
  7. Gregg Hill

    Gregg Hill Flightless Bird

    Re: Force disable of power management on network card? (OT response)

    Of course, my lack of typing ability took over when I attempted to type
    "...not just seeing it as a..." in my last reply.

    Gregg

    --
    Gregg's pet peeves:

    First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one as
    a pet?

    Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    more often than not.

    Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!


    Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to throttle
    me for this peeve!

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:#2u72xaoKHA.4436@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > And I'm certainly glad we had a chance to conversate LOL!!
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
    > "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com> wrote
    > in message news:-O1FbBXYoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Oh, yes, that is one of my favorites. I ask people, Would you say "adog"
    >> or "acat"? Another one is "prolly" instead of probably...I actually had
    >> that one spoken to me, not just seeing is as a bastardized shortening.
    >>
    >> Gregg
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gregg's pet peeves:
    >>
    >> First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want one
    >> as a pet?
    >>
    >> Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be correct
    >> more often than not.
    >>
    >> Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is blue."
    >> It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    >> It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    >> Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >>
    >>
    >> Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    >> "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    >> "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to
    >> throttle me for this peeve!
    >>
    >> "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-O7HOIkBoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Gregg Hill" <greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com>
    >>> wrote in message news:umWbt79nKHA.3948@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hello!
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a few XP Pro SP3 computers on an ancient SBS 2000 domain and I
    >>>> am trying to prevent the workstations from EVER going to sleep or
    >>>> turning off the NIC so that they can be accessed remotely at any time.
    >>>>
    >>>> I cannot find a group policy to disable the "Allow the computer to turn
    >>>> off this device..." setting. I have "powercfg /hibernate off" in the
    >>>> login script to prevent hibernation. I also need to stop all NICs from
    >>>> going to sleep. I can uncheck the boxes to not allow them to be put to
    >>>> sleep, but something re-enables that feature within a few minutes or
    >>>> upon reboot.
    >>>>
    >>>> Power schemes are all set to Always On.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you!
    >>>>
    >>>> Gregg
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Gregg's pet peeves:
    >>>>
    >>>> First of all, what does a peeve look like, and why would anyone want
    >>>> one as a pet?
    >>>>
    >>>> Peeve #1: Apostrophes: when in doubt, leave them out! You will be
    >>>> correct more often than not.
    >>>>
    >>>> Its = Belonging to it. For example, "Look at the sky. Its color is
    >>>> blue."
    >>>> It's = It is. For example, "It's hot today."
    >>>> It's = It has. For example, "It's been nice talking to you."
    >>>> Its' = completely incorrect usage. Stop it!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Peeve #2: Your vs. You're
    >>>> "Your" means belonging to you, as in, "It's your truck."
    >>>> "You're" means "You are." Example, you're probably about ready to
    >>>> throttle me for this peeve!
    >>>
    >>> Add this to your pet peeves (or I should add it to mine):
    >>>
    >>> The use of "alot" for "a lot", as in "There is a lot of good info here."
    >>> Not to be confused with "allot", as in "I need to allot a lot of money
    >>> for the new mortgage."
    >>> --
    >>> SC Tom
    >>>

    >
     

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