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Topic # 5449 28-Oct-2005 22:15
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There is a raft of software out there, and i am happy to pay for good software (or get good freeware/oss). I just dont want to have to install every trial version to find out whats good and whats not!!

I just want to limit some seperate XP accounts to certain durations of login time:

e.g.
admin account - unlimited
child 1 - 1 hour per day
child 2 - 1 hour per day

Is anyone doing this already? What works and what doesnt?







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Reply # 22274 29-Oct-2005 00:27
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Timer on the wall socket or make the kids pay by the hour they use the family PC

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  Reply # 22285 29-Oct-2005 10:04
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Microsoft is beta testing a tool that can limit usage, discard changes during a session, etc. Can remember the name now though, but will find out and post.





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  Reply # 22290 29-Oct-2005 11:32
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i remember hearing this new beta tool for family too... something family pack add in tool for windows xp.




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  Reply # 22298 29-Oct-2005 16:24
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I use a product called chaperone - was about $30

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  Reply # 22482 2-Nov-2005 19:54
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If you are using Windows XP you can impose logon restrictions. Have a look at the following page for an understanding:

http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/userhours.php




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  Reply # 22483 2-Nov-2005 20:00
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I suggest that you check out Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx

One great thing about this solution is - ITS FREE! I have used it with great success in schools and places that need kiosk computers.




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