Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 5449 28-Oct-2005 22:15
Send private message

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?




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 22274 29-Oct-2005 00:27
Send private message

Timer on the wall socket or make the kids pay by the hour they use the family PC

BDFL - Memuneh
59180 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10414

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 22285 29-Oct-2005 10:04
Send private message

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.





 
 
 
 


I iz your trusted friend
5760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 22290 29-Oct-2005 11:32
Send private message

i remember hearing this new beta tool for family too... something family pack add in tool for windows xp.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


65 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 22298 29-Oct-2005 16:24
Send private message

I use a product called chaperone - was about $30

939 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted

  Reply # 22482 2-Nov-2005 19:54
Send private message

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




munchkin | Troll | Author | Artist | Citizen | Friend | Misanthrope

Join us in the Geekzone IRC channel!

 


All information contained in posts made by me shall be treated as PotatoZoo's own personal opinion unless otherwise specified.

 


I iz your trusted friend
5760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 22483 2-Nov-2005 20:00
Send private message

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.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


BDFL - Memuneh
59180 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10414

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.