How to: Let domain users change there Power Scheme

In some environments users must have the ability to change the power scheme. By default, the normal Domain Users are not be able to do this, there’s an “Access Denied”. With the following Group Policy configuration, the Domain Users are albe to edit the Power Scheme on there laptop or PC.

1.) Make a new Group Policy and link it to the Organizational Unit where the computer objects are placed
2.) Go to Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Registry
3.) Add the following registry hives
     HKEY_Localmachine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy
     HKEY_Localmachine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies
4.) Edit the permissions for the BUILTIN\Users from Read to Full Control
5.) Reboot your client
6.) Login with an user on that client
7.) The user has now the ability to change the Power Scheme

PW_01    PW_02    PW_03

PW_04    PW_05    PW_06

PW_07    PW_08    PW_09

PW_10    PW_11     PW_12

PW_13    PW_14    PW_15

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