Turn on the ability for applications to prevent sleep transitions (plugged in)

This policy setting allows you to turn on the ability for applications and services to prevent the system from sleeping. If you enable this policy setting an application or service may prevent the system from sleeping (Hybrid Sleep Stand By or Hibernate). If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users control this setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Power -> PowerSettings -> B7A27025-E569-46c2-A504-2B96CAD225A1 # ACSettingIndex

  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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