Windows® Parental Controls Not Working
What are the reasons due to which Windows Parental Controls would not work?
Windows Operating systems have a new addition that come default with the Operating System called Windows Parental Controls. For the safety of under teen children, the parental controls are integrated in the Operating System. The parental controls are off by default. Based on time, you might set Parental Controls. The Parental Controls are based on the user who is using the computer. A pop-up window will appear asking for the administrator password when someone tries to access any restricted website in the computer. You might see messages in the computer which shows about the restrictions and messages from parental controls. The parental controls are also very useful for making restrictions. If there occur any registry problems, then the parental control feature would not work. You need to set the configurations in Parental Controls accordingly to get maximum protection.
The following are some of the reasons due to which Parental Controls not work and tips to fix the problems:
- Time limits
- Game ratings
- Program limits
The time limits of the computer could be set OFF or ON from the Parental Controls console. After setting the time limits for the kids, you might log off the account or switch off the computer. Please make sure that you turn the time limits of the computer ON in order to fix issues related to this. Otherwise, the settings might not take effect. After that, you might close the Parental Controls console.
Based on the ratings of the game, you might configure. The game ratings are linked with the games. So when children try to access the game, an access denied message will appear. You might block games by ESRB. You need to enable this feature in Parental Controls console. Only after turning the settings on, this feature will be activated on the computer. Check the status of Parental Controls console.
The major advantage of the parental control is that you might be able to access or restrict the programs in the computer. Based on the preference of the administrator, you might create these restrictions. On Parental Controls console, you will have a Window in which entries of programs that will be available. Based on these settings, children will access programs. Make sure that you turn on the Program limits feature.
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