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04-10-2001, 11:09 PM
Ok, maybe its not the best subject title but I want to be able to keep control of my computers that will be networked at home. They are running Win98se with a DSL connection. I have a teenager that is getting better at computers than his dad and he is starting to be able to hide or do things without my knowledge. Any ideas on what can be done or setup expecially in protecting the system. Not really into wanting to spy but be aware of what is going on.
04-12-2001, 01:13 AM
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You would want to secure each computer so that the kids can run only the programs you choose for them. The tool for this is the Policy editor (POLEDIT.EXE). And you would set up user accounts for each family member (or for groups Parents & Kids). You would activate Microsofts Family Logon feature to identify each user.
You possibly would want to restrict the kids access to the internet. Internet Explorer has its own set of policies that can be set in the Registry. Look thru the Registry Guide on this site for more information on setting these policies.
But possibly the settings of the Content Advisor in the Internet options may be sufficient to restrict the kids.
If you need fine control over what the kids see and can do on the internat, check out one of the third party tools. If have installed Cyber Patrol once, was pleased with the fine tuning J could do on permissions, but was rather unhappy with the user interaction for logging on.
Regards - Richard