Use the following best practices for power management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Perform the monitoring phase at a representative time

Create a control collection of computers with no power plans applied

Run the Power Settings report before you apply a power management plan

Exclude computers that you do not want to manage

First, apply power plans to a test collection of computers

Apply power plan settings individually

Regularly monitor computers to see if they have multiple power plans applied

Save or export power management information during the monitoring and planning phase of power management

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