Parkland Power Management Settings (Windows)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a tool used for managing software installation and updates for Windows computers in the PC domain at Parkland College.

The Configuration Manager (CM) Client application is software installed on computers to allow SCCM to deliver services to our users.

Software Center (part of the CM Client) is a self-service portal for our users. Through Software Center, IT staff can provide default power saving settings.

Provided Power Saving Settings

Classrooms and Labs:

Peak Hours: 3:00AM - 10:00PM
Wakeup time (desktop computers): 3:00AM

             Autologin Classrooms Peak Plan:                                                Autologin Classrooms Non-Peak Plan:

Conference Rooms:
Peak Hours: 3:00AM - 10:00PM
Wakeup time (desktop computers): 3:00AM

Autologin Conference Rooms Peak Plan:                                 Autologin Conference Rooms Non-Peak Plan:


NOTE: The following will be in place starting on 3/16/20, until the College resumes regular business hours:
Power Management Settings - Beginning 3.16.20

During normal business hours:
Peak Hours: 3:00AM - 5:00PM
Wakeup time (desktop computers): 3:00AM

                                      Offices Peak Plan:                                                                 Offices Non-Peak Plan:                                                    

NOTE: Settings that are not defined are not controlled by these policies and may be configurable by the user.

The System Unattended Sleep Timeout specifies the period of inactivity before Windows transitions back to sleep after a computer is awakened when a user is not present. For example, when a wake timer wakes up a computer to perform maintenance the computer will remain awake for the specified period of time after the maintenance tasks have completed. This setting is hidden from the advanced power setting options dialog by default. Since this setting is not configurable through Power Management in SCCM, it is controlled by Group Policy. Campus Technologies has configured this timeout to 20 minutes for all computers, whether on battery or plugged in.

Tech Service Desk

Room A184, 217-353-3333

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th

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