Docking Station Alerts


This policy manages "Docking Station Alerts".

User Controlled : Allow the system user to select whether this alert is displayed or suppressed. (This is the default value).

On : This alert must be displayed if its condition is detected.

Off: This alert must be suppressed if its condition is detected.

Note: Selecting "Not Configured" or "Disabled" will have the same effect.

Supported on: Dell Power Manager (when the system BIOS supports Advanced Charge)

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
Value NameDockAlertsGroup
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled ValueTrue
Disabled ValueFalse
Enable policy:
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
Value NameAlertsPolicyVersion
Value TypeREG_SZ
Value1.0.0

Select the policy configuration for each alert:

The battery currently attached to your system cannot supply enough power to your docking station for it to operate normally


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameBatteryCannotPowerDockingStation
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameBatteryCannotPowerDockingStation
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameBatteryCannotPowerDockingStation
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Reboot your system to finalize your docking station's firmware update. Your system must be connected to your docking station during the reboot.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockFirmwareUpdateRequiresReboot
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockFirmwareUpdateRequiresReboot
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockFirmwareUpdateRequiresReboot
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Your port does not accept power. To supply power to your system while docked, attach a power adapter to your system.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockConnectedToNonPowerInput
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockConnectedToNonPowerInput
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockConnectedToNonPowerInput
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Multiple docking stations are not simultaneously supported. Disconnect additional docking stations.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameMultipleDocksNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameMultipleDocksNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameMultipleDocksNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The cable connecting your system and docking station provides reduced functionality. Connect the cable that is recommended for your docking station.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The docking station you have connected cannot provide full functionality while connected to the current port. If you have a Thunderbolt port, attach the docking station to that port for full functionality.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortCapabilityBelowDockRequirement
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The port on your docking station does not accept power. Attach a power adapter to your docking station's power port.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPowerAdapterNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPowerAdapterNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPowerAdapterNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Your docking station is not capable of providing enough power to meet the minimum system requirements for normal operation.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockPowerCapabilityBelowSystemMinimum
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockPowerCapabilityBelowSystemMinimum
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameDockPowerCapabilityBelowSystemMinimum
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The docking station you have connected cannot provide full functionality while connected to the current port. If you have a Thunderbolt port, attach the docking station to that port using the cable that is recommended for your docking station for full functionality.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableIncompatibleWithPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableIncompatibleWithPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCCableIncompatibleWithPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Your USB Type-C port will not support full docking functionality (e.g., dock firmware updates). However, it will provide video, data, ethernet and power.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalitySinglePortOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalitySinglePortOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalitySinglePortOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The docking station you have connected cannot provide full functionality while connected to the current port. Please use the USB Type-C port located on the left side of your system.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalityAlternatePortAvailable
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalityAlternatePortAvailable
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortPartialFuncitonalityAlternatePortAvailable
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The docking station you have connected cannot provide full performance while connected to the current port. If you have a Thunderbolt port, attach the docking station to that port for full functionality.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortDockConnectedToDisplayPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortDockConnectedToDisplayPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortDockConnectedToDisplayPort
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

Your USB Type-C port does not support full docking functionality such as dock firmware updates. However, the port does provide video, data, and ethernet function. To supply power to your system while docked, attach a power adapter directly to your system.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortSinglePortVideoDataOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortSinglePortVideoDataOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCPortSinglePortVideoDataOnly
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The cable you have connected is not supported by this dock.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsNotSupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The cable you have connected is not supported by this dock. This dock supports Dual-C cable only.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsOnlySupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsOnlySupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCCableIsOnlySupported
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse

The dock you have connected is not compatible with your system.


  1. User Controlled
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCDockIsNotCompatible
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueUserControlled
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCDockIsNotCompatible
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueTrue
  3. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Dell\CommandPowerManager
    Value NameUsbCDualCDockIsNotCompatible
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFalse


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