I created a zen app that simply runs a powercfg batch file as a pre-distribution script.
set it up associated to a group, so we could run it manually, and see the results...it seems to work.

If I just associate this app with "everyone", it'll get applied to laptops, as well as desktops, and those settings may not be appropriate for laptop computers. (we have a bunch of "loaners"; a few individuals have them permanently assigned.).

Since these are user based settings, I'm not sure how to differentiate between the 2 types of computers. Is it possible to associate the app to workstations, then set it to "force run as user if workstation associated"? Then I could associate with a "workstation group", of which, laptops will not be members.

other ideas?