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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:25 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have a little poser of a question.

A friend of mine runs a windows Xp pro, Sp3.On the user accounts there is the one account for the owner(also administrator) password protected.
There are three other user acounts, equally password protected but not having administrator privilges or rights.

Is there any method in which the administrator can prevent logins taking place on the other user accounts in the very early hours of the morning....when children should be asleep in bed and not playing with computers !

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Tony :cold:
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

Why doesn't she simply remove the power cord from the back of the machine and take it to bed with her?

Or is it a laptop?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

Hi,

Yes there is that,I even sugested removing the fuse from the plug.didn't go down too well as a suggestion.

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Tony :cold:

Edited by Bonneville, 04 May 2012 - 03:38 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

How about setting up a boot password in the BIOS so you can't get into the BIOS without the password nor can you boot without the password. Usually two separate settings. However do not set a hard drive password since if you forget that one your data is toast and the drive will need to be replaced.

If it is a laptop they are very hard to clear passwords on.

If it is a desktop then you need to secure the side so the BIOS can not be cleared with the jumpers. If the password were to be cleared then next boot and no password prompt would tell that the P/W was cleared.

It could be started and the password entered and then let the little darlings use it until bedtime. Then shut it down so they can't use it until the next time the password is entered.

The biggest obstacle to this approach is that some people seem to be unable to bring themselves to shut down the computer. I hear it takes to long to start, the answer to that is turn it on and go get some coffee.

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#5 Bonneville

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:58 AM

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the imput.
Your tip has now made sure the little darlings get a good night sleep...............!!!

Regards

Tony. :clapping:

Edited by Bonneville, 08 May 2012 - 03:59 AM.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:11 AM

There's one other way you can do it which is to use a USB stick to disable the PC simply by removing it.

The application is called "Predator" and can also be used to lock the system when you go on vacation. Details here: http://www.predator-usb.com/predator/en/index.php?n=Main.HomePage There's a freeware version available.




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