VMware Customization Specifications - Power management settings

Today I was working on my  Sun Virtual Desktop Connector 1.0 Beta that I have deployed on my development server, looking at different template settings and Customization Specifications. One of the features of the Sun VDC is to monitor and maintain the lifecycle of a Windows XP Professional virtual machine. Part of the way it handles this at the moment is by utilizing Standby/Suspend functions built into both XP and the VMware VI3 products. here is one of the ways you could enable those features by using the runonce function of Customization Specifications and sysprep.

When creating a customization specification, if you would like to set a standby timeout locally (This function can be published by a AD GPO, my description is for local settings) you can use the powercfg utility.

Example

 powercfg /change "Home/Office Desk" /standby-timeout-ac 3

 powercfg /setactive "Home/Office Desk"

 

Configure these into the runonce command section within the Customization Specification wizard or a pre-configured sysprep script.

 

-Binwooke

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