Specify the system sleep timeout (plugged in)

This policy setting allows you to specify the period of inactivity before Windows transitions the system to sleep.

If you enable this policy setting, you must provide a value, in seconds, indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows transitions to sleep.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users control this setting.

If the user has configured a slide show to run on the lock screen when the machine is locked, this can prevent the sleep transition from occuring. The "Prevent enabling lock screen slide show" policy setting can be used to disable the slide show feature.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
System Sleep Timeout (seconds):

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\29F6C1DB-86DA-48C5-9FDB-F2B67B1F44DA
Value NameACSettingIndex
Default Value
Min Value
Max Value4294967295


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