Disabling of standby states (S1-S3) has no effect (Windows 11)

PW 0 Reputation points

I wanted to disable all standby states (except for hibernate) via GPO because of this article: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-countermeasures

  1. I've been disabling standby states (S1-S3) via GPO for both, plugged in and on battery.
  2. I restarted the computer but it has no effect.
  3. I can still use sleep from the power button and sleep is still triggered due to power plan settings, etc.. I actually thought that disabling this policy will gray out and disable sleep entirely (from start menu and also from power plans,...)
  4. See screenshots...

Why is sleep still present? What am I missing? 20230407-215206-001


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  1. Daisy Zhou 19,271 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello PW, Thank you for posting in our Q&A forum.

    For your requirement, you can read this similar thread.


    And this will not remove sleep option from the start menu.

    If you also want to remove sleep option from the start menu, you can check the setting based on the link below.

    Hope the information above is helpful. If you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know. Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou