Security and Privacy for Power Management in Configuration Manager
Updated: May 14, 2015
Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1
This topic appears in the Assets and Compliance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager guide and in the Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager guide.
This section contains security and privacy information for power management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
There are no security-related best practices for power management.
Power management uses features that are built into Windows to monitor power usage and to apply power settings to computers during business hours and nonbusiness hours. Configuration Manager collects power usage information from computers, which includes data about when a user is using a computer. Although Configuration Manager monitors power usage for a collection rather than for each computer, a collection can contain just one computer. Power management is not enabled by default and must be configured by an administrator.
The power usage information is stored in the Configuration Manager database and is not sent to Microsoft. Detailed information is retained in the database for 31 days and summarized information is retained for 13 months. You cannot configure the deletion interval.
Before you configure power management, consider your privacy requirements.