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  1. Auto log off/shutdown

    I am looking for a Windows XP base software
    control teenager login the computer
    I need to set each day maximum tow hours
    login time, after 9:00 PM will deny login.
    If exceed maximum login time or after 9:00
    PM, will auto logout/shutdown the PC.

    Please recommend some software products
    to me.

    I went to download.com searched the key word
    Parental. I got

    Child Control
    PCMonitor (I tried this, it is a bad product!,
    it can't catch the login ID from XP)
    KidsWatch Time Control
    Logoff Now
    Computer Time
    Win Nanny
    Ration-it
    TeenagerGoodnight (Good! work for Windows 98, ME,
    2000 only, not for XP).
    Limit Login

  2. Re: Auto log off/shutdown

    PC TimeWatch
    http://www.mainsoft.fr/en/pctwoverview.htm

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    "RC" wrote:

    | I am looking for a Windows XP base software
    | control teenager login the computer
    | I need to set each day maximum tow hours
    | login time, after 9:00 PM will deny login.
    | If exceed maximum login time or after 9:00
    | PM, will auto logout/shutdown the PC.
    |
    | Please recommend some software products
    | to me.
    |
    | I went to download.com searched the key word
    | Parental. I got
    |
    | Child Control
    | PCMonitor (I tried this, it is a bad product!,
    | it can't catch the login ID from XP)
    | KidsWatch Time Control
    | Logoff Now
    | Computer Time
    | Win Nanny
    | Ration-it
    | TeenagerGoodnight (Good! work for Windows 98, ME,
    | 2000 only, not for XP).
    | Limit Login

  3. Re: Auto log off/shutdown




    RC writes:
    > I am looking for a Windows XP base software
    > control teenager login the computer
    > I need to set each day maximum tow hours
    > login time, after 9:00 PM will deny login.
    > If exceed maximum login time or after 9:00
    > PM, will auto logout/shutdown the PC.
    >
    > Please recommend some software products
    > to me.


    Trouble is teenagers can be smart and wiley, and they talk to each
    other, darnit. And circumventing host-based software controls is
    pretty easy.

    If they want to circumvent your XP based controls, for instance, they
    can just pop in a knoppix bootable Linux CD and keep on computing all
    night without accessing the XP installation at all. Sometimes it's
    even simpler--just rebooting in safe mode with networking does it
    too.

    To be sure on an unsupervised computer, I'd recommend instead that you
    look for a router-based parental solution (Linksys' inexpensive
    routers I believe may come with such options these days), and that you
    physically lock your router and broadban equipment in a container the
    teenager can't access to circumvent it.

    Or you can take the permissive + monitoring approach and set a
    policy/agreement with your teen, and say "I'll be monitoring the
    network traffic, and if you're accessing beyond 2hrs or after 9pm,
    these are the consequences."

    And be sure to wrap the house in a faraday cage so the crafty teen
    doesn't hook up an antenna and wireless card and start surfing from
    the neighbors' unsecured wireless access points, thereby bypassing
    even router based access controls. LOL...

    Best Regards,
    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/

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