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awrose

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My specs:
Toshiba Satellite A205-S5825
Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 1.73GHz
2.5 GB RAM
32-bit operating system
120GB
Vista Home Premium SP1


I am the administrator on my computer and my son has a standard account.

I would like to set up parental controls on my computer. I tried using the Vista parental controls.

My problem is that my son's standard account doesn't require him to use my password to bypass the controls.

When logged on to his account, I clicked on the parental controls icon in the task bar. A window pops up that says, "You are a computer administrator and therefore have no parental control settings to view."

I created another "test" standard account and the exact same thing happens there as well.

Both this account and my son's account are labeled as "standard" in control panel:user accounts.

How can I get these accounts to work properly?
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Hello,
You set up a limited account for your son, but he does not need to put in a password to bypass the parental controls.
Does he need to put in a password to install a program?
UAC (user account control) is turned off.
This could have been turned off by a virus, but more likely by your son.
Open control panel (while loged on as administrator)
Select user accounts.
Click turn user account control on or off.
Turn on user account control.
Change your password, your son knows it.
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awrose

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Thank you for the reply.

UAC is not turned off and never has been.

My son does not know my password. I only created a password 3 days ago. My son has not even been on the computer since then. It was only when I logged in to his account to "try out" the parental controls that I noticed that I was not required to put in my password in order to click on "allow" to bypass the controls. I created a test account and had the same results.

Even though these accounts are labeled as standard, the computer is treating them like administrators.

As I said in my first message, when logged on to his account, I clicked on the parental controls icon in the task bar. A window pops up that says, "You are a computer administrator and therefore have no parental control settings to view."
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I'm on my new computer and I made a Admin account and a separate account that I am going to use and only using the admin if I need to install updates or something [because there are viruses that only attack one user account at a time and then also if that happens I may be able to just delete it and use a new account :)

but the parental controls are working on mine...rather annoying...I have to use a password to delete something off my desktop LOL
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