Disabling power management
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The power savings features found on most computer systems are typically counter-productive in a business environment and can lead to a variety of technical problems and can even disabled a PC's resources right in the middle of an installation. They are also suspected to be the cause of network disconnects. It is strongly recommended that power management features be disabled on all PC's that run any version of Windows (including the server or host PC). This is normally accomplished through the appropriate Power management icon in the Control Panel. If applicable, system standby as well as hard disk power management should be set to "Never."

Some PC systems have a BIOS setting that may also control power management settings and that should similarly be disabled.