how to stop computers from sleeping/hibernation/etc for remote support


New Member
Hi guys. New to Windows 7 and have a question. It seems my test machines keep going into some kind of sleep/hibernate state that prevents me from VNC'ing to them. All I want is for the monitors to go to sleep after 15 minutes, but the machines to stay on. We do a lot of work during off hours, but the few test machines all seem to go night-night on me when I try to access them during those times.

Does anyone know which group policy settings I should use in order to help with my late night VNC'ing?


Microsoft MVP
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If I understand your problem fully you just need to adjust power settings:

Control panel, power options, change plan settings, set sleep to "never".

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