Specify the unattended sleep timeout (on battery)

This policy setting allows you to specify the period of inactivity before Windows transitions to sleep automatically when a user is not present at the computer. If you enable this policy setting you must provide a value in seconds indicating how much idle time should elapse before Windows automatically transitions to sleep when left unattended. If you specify 0 seconds Windows does not automatically transition 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.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Power -> PowerSettings -> 7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0 # DCSettingIndex

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Power Management -> Sleep Settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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