07-03-2012 09:03 PM - edited 07-03-2012 09:06 PM
Do AV updates, Diskeeper opertations and other scheduled tasks (like the monitor shutting off per Power Manager settings) still function on WinXP Pro systems when the user is logged off (but still connected to shore power with the HDD still spinning)?
I've noticed faster and snappier performance when not going to standby or powering down every night on my T61p ..... I simply switch it to a low adaptive power mode with Lenovo's latest Power Manager over night (it's always in a docking station and never travels).
07-05-2012 12:46 AM
The general rule of thumb is that if the program has a service, the program will then run non-interactively when no one is logged in, since services are run under the context of the SYSTEM account and not the currently logged-in user.