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Consider the following scenario:
This is by design with Power Options if you choose Create or Replace option.
Do not choose Create or Replace option. The problem will not occur if you choose the Update option instead of 'Create'.
The difference with the Power Option preference item is the Action field, the Action field determines the action Group Policy processing applies to the specific preference item. Configuring a Power Option preference item to Create, it creates a new power option. However, if, on the computer applying the preference item, a power option with the same name exists, the preference item does nothing.
Update does provide additional functionality other than updating an existing power scheme with new settings. If you configure your Power Scheme preference item to update a power scheme that does not exist on the applying computer, then a new power scheme is created with that name.
Note Preference items are not policy settings, which means they are not enforced but just applied. When Group Policy applies power management preference items, those items become the current power management scheme, even after the user logs off.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980869/ )About how to troubleshoot power plans in Windows 7
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2514376/ )Power options do not work correctly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you use Group Policy to configure the power plan in a domain
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
Article ID: 2757199 - Last Review: September 14, 2012 - Revision: 1.0