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Windows 7: Windows Parental Control issue???

26 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows Parental Control issue???

OK. I noticed Fallout New Vegas has a new patch through Steam. Cool.

So I go to update the game. Ding..... "Game blocked for current user by Windows Parental Control".... huh

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- OK...... Nothing using Steam (including Steam itself) is blocked.... just New Vegas.
- I'm the only user on my machine thus no Parental Controls for a single user with Admin rights
- Since I just bought a new router I check to make sure parental controls are off.... they are.
- Windows Firewall is set to allow Steam (and thus all Steam games) through. No Issue there.
- MSE isn't blocking anything.

What the hell

Hmmm..... let me see something...... check security settings of the game's folder (fallout new vegas). I check, and what do you know...... I have no permissions - nothing

Clicking the security tab showed that the only user under the Group or user names: was System – no Administrators or user profile.

BTW it needs to be stated that this is a separate HD that I use for all my games, so anytime I reinstall my OS on a separate drive Permissions on the other drives get screwy.

At any rate adding my user profile as well as Administrator and a couple of others solved the problem.

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So what the purpose of this post?

- Windows Parental Control notifications can be masked for something else
- If you ever have a game issue check the permissions of the game’s folder/files.
- If you ever get a "Game is blocked" and you’re sure it’s not due to Parental/Firewall/AV controls, again, check the security tab for permissions.

BTW I mention this in my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues, step 14 (Permissions)

A few tutorials......

- Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
- Parental Controls - Setup and Use
- Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception

Just FYI Info

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26 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I havent ran into this issue yet .. but being as I do the same and have STEAM on a seperate HD, Im sure its likely to ahppen at some point down the road.

This is good to know, TY.
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26 Apr 2011   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

I belive its most likley an issue as displayed on here Help with Steam. | Video Game Online Forums & Community | Game Platform Discussions for Video Games -

Its bfbc2, I think its the same issue though.
"Steam didn't have the required access to access its own damn "steamapps" folder. I rage'd."

Sorry if this is no help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Sorry if this is no help!
Please re-read my post

And thanks for the info anyway.
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