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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.5 - Mac OS X/macOS Administration Guide

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Energy Saver properties

The Energy Saver Properties settings helps you save energy and battery power by managing wake, sleep, and restart timing.

You can apply Energy Saver Properties settings only under Computer Configuration.

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Desktop tab

Portable tab

Battery tab

Schedule tab

Desktop tab

Desktop tab settings control energy usage settings for Mac OS X and supports the following management modes: Never, Always.

You can use preset settings by moving the slider anywhere from Minimum Energy Usage to Maximum Performance. When you set the slider to Custom you can customize all aspects of the energy usage settings.

The following Desktop Settings options are supported for both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Settings on the OS X tab apply to Mac OS X workstations. Settings on the OS X Server tab apply to Mac OS X Servers.

  • Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for

    Configure how long you want the system to wait before putting the computer to sleep to save power. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.

  • Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for

    Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the display to sleep. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.

  • Wake when the modem detects a ring

    Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep when the modem detects a ring.

  • Wake for Ethernet network administrator access

    Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if an administrator attempts remote access.

  • Restart automatically after a power failure

    Select to configure the computer to automatically start when power is restored after a power failure.

  • Put the hard disks to sleep when possible

    Select to configure the system to attempt to power down hard disks.

  • Allow the power button to sleep the computer

    Select to configure the computer to go to sleep when a user presses the power button.

Portable tab

Portable tab settings control energy usage settings for Mac OS X portable devices and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

You can use preset settings by moving the slider anywhere from Minimum Energy Usage to Maximum Performance. When you set the slider to Custom you can customize all aspects of the energy usage settings.

Authentication Services supports the following Portable Settings options for both Adapter and Battery powered situations. Settings on the Adapter tab apply when the portable device's power adapter is plugged in. Settings on the Battery tab apply when the portable device is running on battery power.

  • Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:

    Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the computer to sleep to save power. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.

  • Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for:

    Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the display to sleep. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.

  • Wake when the modem detects a ring

    Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if the modem detects a ring.

  • Wake for Ethernet network administrator access

    Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if an administrator attempts remote access.

  • Restart automatically after a power failure

    Select to configure the computer to automatically start when power is restored after a power failure.

  • Put the hard disks to sleep when possible

    Select to configure the system to attempt to power down hard disks.

  • Processor Performance

    Select to control the processor performance. The higher the performance setting the more power used. Options include: Highest, Automatic and Reduced. Automatic will attempt to use reduced power when the computer is running on battery power.

Battery tab

Battery tab settings control battery status display and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

To show the battery status in the menu bar select the Show battery status in the menu bar option.

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