Select the Start Menu Power Button Action (Plugged In)

Specifies the action that Windows takes when a user presses the user interface sleep button.

Possible actions include:

-Sleep
-Hibernate
-Shut down

If you enable this policy setting, you must select the desired action.

If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can see and change this setting.


Supported on: Windows Vista only
User Interface Sleep Button Action


  1. Sleep
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameACSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Hibernate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameACSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Shut down
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\A7066653-8D6C-40A8-910E-A1F54B84C7E5
    Value NameACSettingIndex
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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