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Agent settings: Mac power management

Use the Mac power management settings dialog box to select power management profiles that you want to apply to Macintosh devices.

About the General setting page

Use the General setting page to specify the following settings:

  • Policy name: Enter a unique identifier for the new policy. This name will appear in the Inventory.
  • Policy description: Enter a brief description of the policy for future reference.
  • Battery tab
    • Computer sleep: Specify the amount of time the computer will be inactive before it goes to sleep.
    • Display sleep: Specify the amount of time the computer will be inactive before the display goes to sleep.
    • Put hard disks to sleep when possible: Enables the hard disk to sleep after a period of inactivity.
    • Slightly dim the display while on battery power: Enables the display to dim once the computer is running on battery only.
    • Enable Power Nap (Applied to solid state disk): Enables the use of Power Nap on compatible devices.
  • Power Adapter tab
    • Computer sleep: Specify the amount of time the computer will be inactive before it goes to sleep.
    • Display sleep: Specify the amount of time the computer will be inactive before the display goes to sleep.
    • Put hard disks to sleep when possible: Enables the hard disk to sleep after a period of inactivity.
    • Wake for network access: Enables the computer to wake up when the network activity is directed toward the computer. For example, for a patch deployment.
    • Allow power button to put computer to sleep (Applied to OS X pre 10.9): Enables the power button to put the computer to sleep.
    • Start up automatically after a power failure: On Mac desktop computers, you can set OS X to automatically restart if its AC power connection becomes unavailable. For example, if there is a power outage, or someone inadvertently disconnects the AC power cord, your computer starts up again on its own once power is reconnected. This is useful if you normally have your computer set to perform tasks when its left unattended. In OS X Lion and later, you can also set OS X to automatically re-open documents you were working on when you log in.
    • Enable Power Nap (Applied to solid state disk): Enables the use of Power Nap on compatible devices.

About the Schedule page

Use the Schedule page to specify the following settings:

  • Start up or wake: Specify the frequency and time of day that the computer will power up.
  • Sleep/Restart/Shut Down: Use the drop-down menus to schedule when the computer will sleep, restart, or shut down.