I am looking to disable my two monitors and turn them off once I connect to my Windows 10 Machine over remote desktop, if I walk out of the office and leave my machine on for remote access, the two monitors can use unnecessary power. Is there a way to have Windows disable the monitors rather than turning off the monitors manually?

  • Can’t you just turn the monitors off manually? However, f you leave them on in a low power state, they will awake and show the lock screen. However, later after the designated amount of time, they would go back to sleep mode. If you manually turn them off you prevent this behavior. – Ramhound Oct 5 '19 at 19:49
  • @Nathaniel Suchy does the target computer not put the monitors into standby mode after the timeout period already defined in your power settings? – Mr Ethernet Oct 5 '19 at 20:06
  • Can you use: nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html in some way? nircmd.exe monitor off – HelpingHand Oct 5 '19 at 20:07
  1. Open the Power & sleep settings menu: Windows+X, O
  2. Set the Screen times to something practical.

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  • The target PC's monitors will enter standby mode after the timeout period has elapsed.
  • The monitors will stay in standby mode while you are remotely connected to the PC via Remote Desktop.

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