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Parental Control Software with Windows User Accounts

Hello, I am looking for recommendations on parental control software that uses windows user accounts. For novices, that is multi accounts within ONE version of a Windows NT or higher OS.

That is it. Thank you.

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Waste of time

In reply to: Parental Control Software with Windows User Accounts

That's a waste of time, because those programs NEVER work anywhere close to as advertised. And besides that, there's an intentional backdoor of sorts in Windows that allows anyone with physical access to the system to gain access to the main administrative account. From there they could disable or remove the parental control program.

It's better to do actual parenting, rather than rely on a computer program to function as a babysitter.

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Let me start off that all discussions about parental control seem to go south fast so I hope you have a hard hat on.

The novices are the admin? or the users? If the admin then the easy out is to lay down the rules and live with the fact they will outsmart you very quickly.

If you look up NTPASSWD you discover that any password to the admin account is quicly changed, the user can make a new unrestricted account and the game is over.

-> This means that it's a war of escalating skills to keep up with each new crack in the parental control software. The reason there are so many ways to get around such is the basic design of the PC, Windows is to let you do anything you want.


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