Preventing PC Sleep

When working in a domain you can use Group Policy to prevent the computer within it from going to sleep.

  • Launch Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings
  • Open Policy called Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (Plugged In) and set value to Disabled
  • If necessary also do the same for Allow Standby States (S1-S3) When Sleeping (On Battery)

  • This essentially disables computers from going to sleep but does allow the users to override this setting if they choose to.

    For more information on this see the link below:

    No PC Sleep