In this video, author Brian Culp identifies some of the power configuration policies that are available to Windows 10 users. Specifically, he shows viewers how to open and access the Control Panel’s Power Options, such as Requiring a password on wakeup, Choosing what the Power button does, Choosing what closing the lid does, and how to access the Windows 10 Advanced Power settings.
- [Voiceover] In this section, we're gonna be looking at mobility options and we'll start with this, a look at power policies and in this first lesson we'll focus mostly on the power policies that you can configure from the control panel. Now you should realize as we start that there are two simple truths about today's computing environment. One, is that more and more people are using laptop computers and sometimes relying on battery power to get them through the entire day. The second truth is that batteries still aren't very good.
So managing battery life is vital for a host of reasons, the least of which is to be able to answer some questions on a test. So what I'm saying is Windows 10 builds on and enhances power configuration settings of its Windows predecessors, so this is not a new feature but it is enhanced and of course it is an objective on the 697. So we'll start by showing you this. On a mobile device several of the power options can be configured from either the notification area or the action center.
So as a quick review, the notification area are these little icons in the task bar. The action center is this button, that will open up an area where you'll see notifications and then there will be a tile that looks like a battery that you can click on and start to configure power options. So on a desktop computer, which I'm using, to get to the power options, and certainly you can do this on a mobile device as well, you can start by opening up the settings or by starting to type power from the start menu.
Now you'll see a lot of things in your search because power also matches a search for power shell, PowerPoint if you have PowerPoint installed, but you're looking for this, under the settings either power and sleep settings or power options. If you click on the little link that appears in the notification area, you'll get this, power and sleep settings and what you'll see in the node for power and sleep is what to do when the computer is plugged in and what to do when it is on battery power.
Either the screen options or the sleep options. When plugged in turn off after, and then you set a timer for when to turn off the screen. When plugged in PC goes to sleep after and then this is your sleep timer here. Now if you're on a laptop device it's also likely that you'll see two additional WiFi specific options and those have to do with stay connected to WiFi while asleep either on battery power or when plugged in. But you won't see these options again on a virtual machine or obviously on a desktop PC which I am using.
Now if you click on this link right here, additional power settings, this will bring you over to the control panel. And so that launches as you can see the desktop application control panel and specifically it navigates you to the power options, but you can navigate through the control panel to hardware and sound and then click on power options. You'll see several clickable links on the side including requiring a password on wake up, choose what the power buttons do, create a power plan, when to turn off the display, and change when the computer sleeps.
You'll also see the active power plan and we'll be dealing with the active power plan and how to configure an active power plan as an administrator as we continue on. Now if you really, really want to get granular about the power settings of your computer you can click on a link that says change advanced power settings when you edit a power plan. So if you click on this link again from your system settings, power and sleep options, and go to the control panel you'll be already looking at the different power plans that you can choose from.
So if you click on change plan settings and there's a couple of different ways to get here, but if you click on that you can click on this link here, change advanced power settings which brings up another dialogue box and this is what I was talking about, this is where you can get very granular over what happens when your battery level reaches a critical level and of course on a desktop PC you're not gonna see the same options that you may be looking at right now if you are following along.
But you can be very specific about when your computer goes to sleep, when your computer hibernates, and you can click on these things and then type in or scroll to set a specific sleep timer, hibernate timer, allow wake timers, et cetera, et cetera, it's not important that you memorize any of these particular settings, but just that you have a feel for how to configure the power options using both of these tools, using your settings tools and using your control panel tools and also being able to get to the advanced power settings.
So as a quick review here, the power related settings that you'll see in the control panel include the requirement for a password when the computer wakes up, choosing what the power button does on a laptop computer, or on a desktop computer, choosing what closing the lid does, obviously just on a laptop computer, changing when the computer sleeps and creating a power plan. We'll continue to flesh out the power options that you have as we continue.
This hands-on, practical course covers the skills necessary for a system admin to manage remote access in Windows 10—and prepare for the Manage Remote Access domain of Microsoft Certification exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices. Brian Culp shows how to create and enable a VPN connection, configure Remote Desktop, establish mobility policies, create and deploy workspaces, and configure offline storage and file syncing. Plus, learn how connect to printers and displays using Wi-Fi Direct.
Review the learning objectives for the Manage Remote Access domain of exam 70-697 at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-697.aspx.
- Creating and enabling a VPN connection
- Using Wi-Fi Sense
- Configuring Remote Desktop
- Troubleshooting with Remote Desktop
- Configuring power policies and mobility options
- Creating workspaces with Windows To Go and PowerShell
- Configuring offline files and file policies
- Adjusting sync options
- Connecting to Wi-Fi Direct devices