<email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Jun 2, 9:21 am, "Dustin Harper" <dhar...@vistarip.com> wrote:
>> You can set upparental controls(Start > Control Panel >ParentalControls).
>> You can set what times he can be on, and for how long total.
> Not quite. The Vista parental controls will let you set times when the
> computer can be used, but you can't control how long it can be used.
> There is no "maxium run time" option. To get this kind of control you
> need a third party parental control. I use one called PC Chaperone
> (http://www.pc-chaperone.com). It will do what you want and more.
That isn't exactly correct. You can set a maximum time, simply by setting
the time when a standard user is allowed to log on and when the user will be
automatically logged off. For instance, if you want a user to have access
for one hour you set the time when they are allowed to log on to 7:00 PM and
the time when they will be logged off to 8:00 PM.
You can check the time remaining for the session by hovering the cursor over
the Parental Controls icon in the Notification Area and a pop up will show
the time remaining. When one minute remains, the pop up will automatically
appear warning the user.
When the session ends, the system automatically returns to the Welcome
screen and that user can no longer log on.
The Administrator can also check the Activity Report to see exactly what the
user did during a session.