Tuesday, August 24, 2010


TroubleShoot Power Related Problems In Windows 7

Windows 7 enables IT pros to better manage power and troubleshoot related problems. Similarly, they can centrally control more power-management settings at a more precise level. These settings include the new Adaptive Display Brightness, Reserve Battery Notification Level, and Allowing Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files.
IT pros can configure power-management policy using a new power WMI provider. WMI is a widely used industry-standard management interface that now enables configuration of power-management settings and the active power plan. 

Windows 7 exposes WMI to non-Microsoft management tools, which allows IT pros to write scripts that query and manage power-management settings from multiple remote client computers. IT pros can also configure power management settings by using Group Policy preferences. By doing so, IT pros can choose which power-management settings to enforce and which settings users can change.
Windows 7 - Designed To Conserve Power:
In Windows 7, deeper command-line driven Power Efficiency Diagnostics enable IT pros to quickly determine root causes of power efficiency issues. These diagnostics are in the Powercfg utility. When IT pros run the diagnostics, the utility generates a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) report that identifies common power-management problems. For example, the report provides information about the health of the portable computer’s battery.

Windows 7 helps reduce power consumption by working with the latest hardware power-management capabilities and better managing how application processes use the processor. For example, Windows 7 includes device driver support for the latest processor power-management technologies from leading independent hardware vendors (IHVs)—in the box. In-box support of these technologies enables users and IT pros to experience power-saving benefits immediately after installation. Key focus in Windows 7 to reduce power consumption:
  • Deep focus on idle activity by removing or coalescing background activity in the system to ensure that platforms can enter low power states more frequently.

  • New trigger start service capability to allow background processes to start only when a specific event occurs. IT Pros can take advantage of this capability by enabling trigger starting for services that are part of their enterprise image.
In addition to reducing power consumption, Windows 7 helps make sleep more reliable. Windows 7 no longer reviews processor utilization to determine if it should put the client computer in Sleep mode. Windows 7 includes in-box utilities that IT pros can use to troubleshoot Sleep mode. These utilities can identify which programs and network files are preventing the client computer from going in to Sleep mode. By making Sleep mode more reliable, Windows 7 helps organizations more fully realize the power savings that Sleep mode promises.


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