I am running Windows 7, service pack 1, 64-bit, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. I used
Power Options to configure the monitor to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity. This works fine when I use the computer locally, but when I connect to the computer remotely using Remote Desktop two things happen:
- The monitor turns on when the remote user logs in (bad!)
- The monitor remains on even after the use disconnects (bad!)
Note that the user is closing Remote Desktop without logging off.
How do I prevent Windows from turning the monitor on when the computer is accessed remotely?
Update: I reconfigured the display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity (previously it was 10 minutes). What I see is the display turning off, then turning on a few minutes later. The monitor then turns off a minute later and this process repeats every couple of minutes.
powercfg -requests after a wake-up returns:
DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (CryptSvc) AWAYMODE: None.
powercfg -lastwake returns:
Wake History Count - 0
powercfg -devicequery wake_armed returns:
HID-compliant mouse Microsoft USB Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (Mouse and Keyboard Center) HID Keyboard Device (002)
powercfg -energy didn't return anything I considered meaningful.
The only other clue is that I've noticed my mouse batteries are low. Perhaps the mouse is sending random activity signals to the system? Is there a way for me to look up who woke up the display last?