Microsoft Assessment Configuration Pack for ENERGY STAR Power Management for SC ConfigMgr 2007

    This configuration pack uses ENERGY STAR program criteria to assess display and hibernation settings on Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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        ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR guidelines for computers cover both the hardware devices and the power management features expected of the operating system and applications.

        The ENERGY STAR program specifies criteria for hardware manufacturers to achieve defined efficiency levels with recommendations for computer power management settings.

        Although the ENERGY STAR requirements are primarily targeted at hardware manufacturers to specify minimum efficiency ratings, there are also guidelines for computer software.

        For additional detail refer to the EnergyStar_ConfigurationPack_reference_guide.doc included with this configuration pack.

        Feature Summary
        This Configuration Pack uses these ENERGY STAR defined efficiency levels and recommendations as follows:
        • Have computers enter system standby or hibernate after 30 to 60 minutes of inactivity.
        • Have monitors enter sleep mode after 5 to 20 minutes of inactivity.
        • Create a warning notification if screen savers are not disabled. If one is enabled, the wait timeout period should be less than the monitor sleep setting.
        This Configuration Pack applies only to desktop and notebook computers that are running Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.

        Release History
        • 8/5/2008 - Original English release, version 1.0
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Vista, Windows XP

        • Other system requirements: System Center Configuration Manager 2007

      • To download the pack:
        1. Click on the Download button to begin download of the configuration pack MSI file
        2. On the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager server, click on the MSI file to extract the included files into a temporary directory
        Importing the Configuration Pack:
        You can import the configuration pack using the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager administrative console and following these steps :
        1. Open the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager administrative console
        2. Navigate to the System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management node
        3. Right-click Configuration Items, Import Configuration Data to load the Import Configuration Data Wizard
        4. Click Add, browse to the temporary directory containing the extracted files, select the .cab files, and click Open
        5. Follow the remaining Wizard instructions
        For more information about using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007 with imported best practices configuration data from Configuration Packs, see the topic "Desired Configuration Management Administrator Workflows" in the Configuration Manager Documentation Library (

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