Years ago I found a way to disable sleep mode in Windows 7 to prevent users from making their machines inaccessible. Now I need to re-enable it and have not found a way to restore it. Sleep is grayed out in the shutdown options and is no longer listed under any power plans.
This is not a GUI setting in control panels. That's no longer available. It was probably a registry entry, a group policy, or via the command line with a tool like powercfg
It is not fixed from options under Administrative Templates/System/Power Management/Sleep Settings
- Trying to force a timeout such as powercfg -x -standby-timeout-ac 10 fails
- This was done on each workstation, not through a domain GPO