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Windows 7: User Accounts and parental controls

18 May 2011   #11
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

You can try to convert those users accounts to admins and then back. May be even login with them in between.

Also, you can set desired settings for that new working account and copy actual settings (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Parental Controls\Users) from new account to those two old accounts.


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18 May 2011   #12
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Already tried the admin and back idea. Thank you for your help but i've given up, beside it will be a good chance for me to check they are set up properly per user anyway.
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20 May 2011   #13
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

UPDATE: created new accounts and configured them, they were showing in parental controls untill I was ready to set the parental controls and now they are not. I dont know if it's because I changed them from users to admins and then back to users or what.

I have got the accounts back on local profile (including my own) so no errors of that sort anymore.

Here are some screen shots from the control panel and the registry.

User Accounts and parental controls-profile-list.jpg

User Accounts and parental controls-hkeyusr.jpg

User Accounts and parental controls-users.jpg

User Accounts and parental controls-parental-controls-2-.jpg

Any ideas where the Parental Controls panel sources it's user list? I'm stumped.


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20 May 2011   #14
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

May be it is just a glitch in the front end of Parent Control?
But actual enforcing will still work?

You can set desired settings for guest account and copy actual settings (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Parental Controls\Users) from guest account to those two desired accounts.
Just a suggestion.

As alternative, Kaspersky Internet Security has extensive Parental Control.
It has Computer usage times, Application usage, Internet usage, Web browsing categories, File type downloads, Instant Messaging, Social Networking, you can even block private data, so kinds would not send anyone addresses, credit card numbers, phone numbers and even control WORD usage for messaging and emails ))
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20 May 2011   #15
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes thats an option but I was mainly looking to use the windows live family safety features over the actual parental controls setting within windows. Which is recieving the same useless user information as parental controls.

Yes the internet security suites do offer a good selection of features, whether kasperky, zonelabs or even the dreaded norton.

I havent renewed in ages and have just unintalled and am relying on the overrated free avg protection.
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17 Apr 2013   #16
dkyeager

windows 7, etc
 
 

A special accounts userlist entry under winlogon will cause this behavior in parental controls. It does not matter whether it is set to 0 or 1.

Instructions

1) close parental controls

2) Remove the account's entry from the winlogon user list with regedit. The entry is located here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

detailed information here: User Account - Hide

3) reopen parental controls and the account will reappear.
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