Power Management FAQ

The standard power management settings for an office computer are:

  • All computers are powered on at 7:15 a.m. Monday - Friday.
  • After 15-30 minutes of idle time the computer monitor and hard drive shuts down.
  • Between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm the computer will be placed into standby/sleep mode after 2 hours of idle time.  
  • Between 6:01 pm and 5:59 am the computer will be placed into standby/sleep mode after 1 hour of idle time. 
  • At 12:45 am Sundays, power management settings are scheduled to wake up all computers.  This allows  Symantec EndPoint Protection to perform regularly scheduled full scans. 

Note:  These settings are subject to change.

The standard power management settings for public computer lab computers are:

  • All computers are powered on at 7:15 a.m. Monday - Friday.
  • All computers are powered on 30 minutes before scheduled open hours.
  • All computers are powered off 30 minutes after scheduled closing hours.
  • After 30-60 minutes of idle time a computer is placed into standby/sleep mode.
  • At 12:45 am Sundays, power management settings are scheduled to wake up all computers.  This allows  Symantec EndPoint Protection to perform regularly scheduled full scans.

The standard power management settings for private computer lab computers vary depending on scheduled open hours. Typically private lab computers will be placed in standby/sleep mode after 30-60 minutes of idle time.  Please contact your College Support Team member for specific information regarding a private lab.  If you do not have a CST, then please contact Help Desk.

Typically the only computers that need to run 24/7 are servers, i.e. (file or print servers). We would like to inventory any computers on campus that should be classified as servers.  If you have a computer that needs to run 24 - 7, please inform us by sending an email to the Help Desk ithelpdesk@uwsp.edu.