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How to Monitor and Plan for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Updated: December 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use the following information to help you monitor and plan for power management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Power management in Configuration Manager includes several reports to help you analyze power consumption and computer power settings in your organization. The reports can also be used to help you troubleshoot problems.

Before you can use the power management reports, you must configure reporting for your hierarchy. For more information about reporting in Configuration Manager, see Reporting in Configuration Manager.

noteNote
  • Power management information used by daily reports is retained in the Configuration Manager site database for 31 days.

  • Power management information used by monthly reports is retained in the Configuration Manager site database for 13 months.

When you run reports during the monitoring and planning and compliance phases of power management, save or export the results from any reports for which you want to retain the data for later comparison in case they are later removed by Configuration Manager.

The following lists details the power management reports that are available in Configuration Manager.

noteNote
Power management reports display the number of physical computers and the number of virtual computers in a selected collection. However, only power management information from physical computers is displayed in power management reports.

The Computer Activity report displays a graph showing the following activity for a specified collection over a specified period:

  • Computer On – The computer has been turned on.

  • Monitor On – The monitor has been turned on.

  • User Active – Activity has been detected from the computer mouse, computer keyboard, or from a Remote Desktop connection to the computer

This report is used during the monitoring and planning and enforcement stages to help you understand the alignment between computer activity, monitor activity and user activity over a 24 hour period. If you run the report over a number of days then the data is aggregated over this period. This report can help you to determine typical business (peak) and nonbusiness (non-peak) hours for a selected collection to help you decide when to apply configured power management plans.

The graph shows time periods where a computer might be turned on, but there is no user activity. Consider applying more restrictive power settings during these times to save on the power costs of computers that are turned on, but are not being used. A computer is counted as being active if there has been computer, user or monitor activity for one minute or more for a displayed hour on the graph. If a computer is not reporting power management data, it will not be included in the Computer Activity report.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Start date

From the drop-down list, select the start date for this report.

End date (Optional)

From the drop-down list, select an optional end date for this report.

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want a report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

If a value for End date (optional) is not specified, this report contains a link to the following report which provides further information.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Activity Details

Click the Click for detailed information link to see a list of active, inactive and non-reporting computers for the specified date.

For more information, see Computer Activity Details Report in this topic.

The Computer Activity by Computer report displays a graph showing the following activity for a specified computer on a specified date:

  • Computer On – The computer has been turned on.

  • Monitor On – The monitor has been turned on.

  • User Active – Activity has been detected from the computer mouse, computer keyboard, or from a Remote Desktop connection to the computer.

This report can be run independently or called by the Computer Activity Details report.

noteNote
Information about computer activity is collected from client computers during hardware inventory. Depending on the time at which hardware inventory runs, activity during an applied peak or non-peak power plan might be collected.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Report date

From the drop-down list, select a date for this report.

Computer name

Enter a computer name for which you want a report.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Details

Click the Click for detailed information link to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

The Computer Activity Details report displays a list of active or inactive computers with their sleep and wake capabilities. This report is called by the Computer Activity Report and is not designed to be run directly by the site administrator.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Report date

From the drop-down list, select a date to use for this report.

Report hour

From the drop-down list, select an hour from the specified date for which to run this report. Valid values are between 12am and 11pm.

Computer state

From the drop-down list, select the computer state for which to run this report. Valid values are:

  • All – Displays computers that were turned on or turned off during the reporting period.

  • On – Displays only computers that were turned on during the reporting period.

  • Off – Displays only computers that were turned off, in sleep, or in hibernate during the reporting period.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want a report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

Sleep capable

From the drop-down list, select if you want to display computers capable of sleep in the report. Valid values are:

  • All – Report both computers that are capable of sleep and computers not capable of sleep.

  • No – Report only computers that are not capable of sleep.

  • Yes – Report only computers that are capable of sleep.

Wake from sleep capable

From the drop-down list, select if you want to display computers capable of wake from sleep in the report. Valid values are:

  • All – Report both computers that are capable of wake from sleep and computers that are not capable of wake from sleep.

  • No – Report only computers that are not capable of wake from sleep.

  • Yes – Report only computers that are capable of wake from sleep.

Power plan

From the drop-down list, select the power plan types you want to display in the report. Valid values are:

  • All – Displays computers that do not have any power management plans applied, computers that have a power management plan applied, and computers that have been excluded from power management.

  • Not specified – Displays only computers that do not have a power management plan applied.

  • Defined – Displays only computers that have a power management plan applied.

  • Excluded – Displays only computers that have been excluded from power management.

Operating system

From the drop-down list, select the computer operating systems that you want to display in the report or select All to display all operating systems.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Activity by Computer

Click a computer name to see the following activity for the specified computer over a specified period:

  • Computer On – The computer has been turned on.

  • Monitor On – The monitor has been turned on.

  • User Active – Activity has been detected from the computer mouse, computer keyboard, or from a remote desktop connection to the computer.

For more information, see Computer Activity by Computer Report in this topic.

The Computer Details report displays detailed information about the power capabilities, power settings, and power plans applied to a specified computer. This report is called by the Computer Activity by Computer report, the Computers with Multiple Power Plans report, the Power Capabilities report and the Power Settings Details report. It is not designed to be run directly by the site administrator.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Computer name

Enter a computer name for which you want a report.

Power mode

From the drop down list, select the type of power settings you want to display in the report results. Select Plugged In to view the power settings configured for when the computer is plugged in and On Battery to view the power settings configured for when the computer is running on battery power.

This report has no hidden parameters you can set.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Computer Not Reporting Details report displays a list of computers in a specified collection that have not reported any power activity on a specified date and time. This report is called by the Computer Activity Report and is not designed to be run directly by the site administrator.

noteNote
Computers report power management information as part of their hardware inventory schedule. Before you consider a computer to not be reporting, ensure it has reported hardware inventory.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Report date

From the drop-down list, select a date for this report.

Report hour

From the drop-down list, select an hour from the specified date for which to run this report. Valid values are between 12am and 11pm.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want a report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Computers Excluded report displays a list of computers in a specified collection that have been excluded from Configuration Manager power management.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Reason

From the drop-down list, select the reason why the computers were excluded from power management. You can select from the following:

  • All – Display all excluded computers.

  • Excluded by administrator – Display only computers that were excluded by an administrative user.

  • Excluded by user – Display only computers that were excluded by a user of Software Center.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Power Computer Details

Click a computer name to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

For more information, see Computer Details Report in this topic.

The Computers with Multiple Power Plans report displays a list of computers that are members of multiple collections, each applying different power plans. For each computer with potentially conflicting power settings, the report displays the computer name and the power plans being applied for each collection that the computer is a member of.

ImportantImportant
If a computer is a member of multiple collections, each applying different power plans, then the following actions are taken:

  • Power plan: If multiple values for power settings are applied to a computer, the least restrictive value is used.

  • Wakeup time: If multiple wakeup times are applied to a computer, the time closest to midnight is used.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Power Computer Details

Click a computer name to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

For more information, see Computer Details Report in this topic.

The Energy Consumption report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total monthly power consumption of computers in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) in the specified collection for the specified time period.

  • A graph showing the average power consumption in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) of each computer in the specified collection for the specified time period.

  • A table showing the total monthly power consumption in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) and the average power consumption of computers in the specified collection for the specified time period.

This information can be used to help you to understand power consumption trends in your environment. After applying a power plan to computers in the selected collection, the power consumption of computers should decrease.

noteNote
If you add or remove members to the collection after you have applied a power plan, this will affect the results shown by the Energy Consumption report and might make it more difficult to compare the results from the monitoring and planning phase and the enforcement phase.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Start date

From the drop-down list, select a start date for this report.

End date

From the drop-down list, select an end date for this report.

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want a report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kW per hour.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kW per hour.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kW per hour.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kW per hour.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kW per hour.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Energy Consumption by Day report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total daily power consumption of computers in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

  • A graph showing the average daily power consumption in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) of each computer in the specified collection for last 31 days.

  • A table showing the total daily power consumption in kiloWatt per hour (kWh) and the average daily power consumption of computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

This information can be used to help you to understand power consumption trends in your environment. After applying a power plan to computers in the selected collection, the power consumption of computers should decrease.

noteNote
If you add or remove members to the collection after you have applied a power plan, this will affect the results shown by the Energy Consumption report and might make it more difficult to compare the results from the monitoring and planning phase and the enforcement phase.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Device Type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want to report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kW per hour.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kW per hour.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kW per hour.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kW per hour.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kW per hour.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Energy Cost report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total monthly power cost for computers in the specified collection for specified time period.

  • A graph showing the average monthly power cost for each computer in the specified collection for the specified time period.

  • A table showing the total monthly power cost and the average monthly power cost for computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

This information can be used to help you to understand power cost trends in your environment. After applying a power plan to computers in the selected collection, the power cost for computers should decrease.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Start date

From the drop-down list, select a start date for this report.

End date

From the drop-down list, select an end date for this report.

Cost of KwH

Specify the cost per kWh of electricity. The default value is 0.09.

noteNote
You can modify the unit of currency used by this report in the hidden parameters section.

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want to report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kW per hour.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kW per hour.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kW per hour.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kW per hour.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kW per hour.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Currency

Specify the currency label to use for this report. The default value is USD ($).

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Energy Cost by Day report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total daily power cost for computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

  • A graph showing the average daily power cost for each computer in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

  • A table showing the total daily power cost and the average daily power cost for computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

This information can be used to help you to understand power cost trends in your environment. After applying a power plan to computers in the selected collection, the power cost for computers should decrease.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer you want to report about. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

Cost of KwH

Specify the cost per kWh of electricity. The default value is 0.09.

noteNote
You can modify the unit of currency used by this report in the hidden parameters section.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kW per hour.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kW per hour.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kW per hour.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kW per hour.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kW per hour.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Currency

Specify the currency label to use for this report. The default value is USD ($).

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Environmental Impact report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total monthly CO2 generated (in tons) for computers in the specified collection for the specified time period.

  • A graph showing the average monthly CO2 generated (in tons) for each computer in the specified collection for the specified time period.

  • A table showing the total monthly CO2 generated and the average monthly CO2 generated for computers in the specified collection for specified time period.

The Environmental Impact report calculates the amount of CO2 generated (in tons) by using the time that a computer or monitor was turned on in a 24 hour period.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Report start date

From the drop-down list, select a start date for this report.

Report end date

From the drop-down list, select an end date for this report.

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer for which you want a report. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kW per hour.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kW per hour.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kW per hour.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kW per hour.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kW per hour.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kW per hour.

Carbon Factor (tons/kWh) (CO2Mix)

Specify the value for carbon factor (in tons/kWh) that you typically can obtain from your power company. The default value is 0.0015 tons per kWh.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Environmental Impact by Day report displays the following information:

  • A graph showing the total daily CO2 generated (in tons) for computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

  • A graph showing the average daily CO2 generated (in tons) for each computer in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

  • A table showing the total daily CO2 generated and the average daily CO2 generatedfor computers in the specified collection for the last 31 days.

The Environmental Impact by Day report calculates the amount of CO2 generated (in tons) by using the time that a computer or monitor was turned on in a 24 hour period.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Device type

From the drop-down list, select the type of computer you want to report about. Valid values are:

  • All – Reports on both desktop and portable computers.

  • Desktop - Reports on desktop computers only.

  • Laptop – Reports on portable computers only.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Desktop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.07 kWh.

Laptop computer on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned on. The default value is 0.02 kWh.

Desktop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kWh.

Laptop computer off

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer when it is turned off. The default value is 0 kWh.

Desktop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer that has entered sleep. The default value is 0.003 kWh.

Laptop computer sleep

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer has entered sleep. The default value is 0.001 kWh.

Desktop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a desktop computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0.028 kWh.

Laptop monitor on

Specify the power consumption of a portable computer monitor when it is turned on. The default value is 0 kWh.

Carbon Factor (tons/kWh) (CO2Mix)

Specify a value for the carbon factor (in tons/kWh) that you typically can obtain from your power company. The default value is 0.0015 tons per kWh.

This report does not link to any other power management reports.

The Insomnia Computer Details report displays a list of computers that did not sleep or hibernate for a specific reason within a specified time period. This report is called by the Insomnia Report and is not designed to be run directly by the site administrator.

The Insomnia Report displays computers as Not sleep capable when they are not capable of sleep and have been turned on during the entire specified report interval. The report displays computers as Not hibernate capable when they are not capable of hibernate and have been turned on during the entire specified report interval.

noteNote
Power management can only collect causes that prevented computers from entering sleep or hibernate from computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Report interval (days)

Specify the number of days to report. The default value is 7 days.

Cause of Insomnia

From the drop-down list, select one of the causes that can prevent computers from entering sleep or hibernate.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Details

Click the Click for detailed information link to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

For more information, see Computer Details Report in this topic.

The Insomnia Report displays a list of common causes that prevented computers from entering sleep or hibernate and the number of computers affected by each cause for a specified time period. There are a number of causes that might prevent a computer from entering sleep or hibernate such as a process running on the computer, an open Remote Desktop session, or that the computer is incapable of sleep or hibernate. From this report, you can open the Insomnia Computer Details report which displays a list of computers affected by each cause of computers not sleeping or hibernating.

The Power Insomnia report displays computers as Not sleep capable when they are not capable of sleep and have been turned on during the entire specified report interval. The report displays computers as Not hibernate capable when they are not capable of hibernate and have been turned on during the entire specified report interval.

noteNote
Power management can only collect causes that prevented computers from entering sleep or hibernate from computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Report interval (days)

Specify the number of days to report. The default value is 7 days. The maximum value is 365 days. Specify 0 to run the report for today.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Insomnia Computer Details

Click a number in the Affected Computers column to see a list of computers that could not sleep or hibernate because of the selected cause.

For more information, see Insomnia Computer Details Report in this topic.

The Power Capabilities report displays the power management hardware capabilities of computers in the specified collection. This report is typically used in the monitoring phase of power management to determine the power management capabilities of computers in your organization. The information displayed in the report can then be used to create collections of computers to apply power plans to, or to exclude from power management. The power management capabilities displayed by this report are:

  • Sleep Capable - Indicates whether the computer has the capability to enter sleep if it is configured to do so.

  • Hibernate Capable – Indicates whether the computer can enter hibernate if it is configured to do so.

  • Wake from Sleep – Indicates whether the computer can wake from sleep if it is configured to do so.

  • Wake from Hibernate – Indicates whether the computer can wake from hibernate if it is configured to do so.

The values reported by the Power Capabilities report indicate the sleep and hibernate capabilities of computers as reported by Windows. However, the reported values do not reflect cases where Windows or BIOS settings prevent these functions from working.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

Display Filter

From the drop-down list, select one of the following values:

  • Not Supported - Displays only computers in the specified collection that are not capable of sleep, hibernate, wake from sleep, or wake from hibernate.

  • Show All - Displays all computers in the specified collection.

This report has no hidden parameters that you can set.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Details

Click a computer name to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

For more information, see Computer Details Report in this topic.

The Power Settings report displays an aggregated list of power settings used by computers in the specified collection. For each power setting, the possible power modes, values, and units are displayed, together with a count of the number of computers that use those values. This report can be used during the monitoring phase of power management to help the administrator understand the existing power settings used by computers in the site and to help plan optimal power settings to be applied by using a power management plan. The report is also useful when troubleshooting to validate that power settings were correctly applied.

noteNote
The settings displayed are collected from client computers during hardware inventory. Depending on the time at which hardware inventory runs, settings from applied peak or non-peak power plans might be collected.

Use the following parameters to configure this report.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection name

From the drop-down list, select a collection for this report.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

numberOfLocalizations

Specify the number of languages in which you want to view power setting names reported by client computers. If you only want to view the most popular language, leave this setting at the default of 1. To view all languages, set this value to 0.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Power Settings Details

Click the number of computers in the Computers column to see a list of all computers that use the power settings in that row.

For more information, see Power Settings Details Report in this topic.

The Power Settings Details report displays further information about computers selected in the Power Settings report. This report is called by the Power Settings report and is not designed to be run directly by the site administrator.

The following parameters must be specified to run this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

Collection

From the drop-down list, select a collection to use for this report.

Power Setting GUID

From the drop-down list, select the power setting GUID on which you want to report. For a list of all power settings and their uses, see Available Power Management Plan Settings in the topic How to Create and Apply Power Plans in Configuration Manager.

Power Mode

From the drop down list, select the type of power settings you want to display in the report results. Select Plugged In to view the power settings configured for when the computer is plugged in and On Battery to view the power settings configured for when the computer is running on battery power.

Setting Index

From the drop-down list, select the value for the selected power setting name on which you want to report. For example, if you want to display all computers with the turn off hard disk after setting set to 10 minutes, select turn off hard disk after for Power Setting Name and 10 for Setting Index.

The following hidden parameters can optionally be specified to change the behavior of this report.

 

Parameter Name Description

numberOfLocalizations

Specify the number of languages in which you want to view power setting names reported by client computers. If you only want to view the most popular language, leave this setting at the default of 1. To view all languages, set this value to 0.

This report contains links to the following report which provides further information about the selected item.

 

Report Name Details

Computer Details

Click a computer name to see the power capabilities, power settings, and applied power plans for the selected computer.

For more information, see Computer Details Report in this topic.

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