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    Win 10: how to allow login only at defined time?

    I have a 6 year old son that shares his fathers obsession with computer games.

    I'm trying to limit his access to PC when wife and me are at work, his grandma is too soft.
    What I tried to do is set allowed log in times (net user `username` time... something), but that does not seam to log him out if he is already logged in. I messed with local security policy, there was one to force logging off outside of allowed time, but that didn't do anything. My google foo is failing me completely.

    We are talking about Windows 10 Pro.

    Halp?
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    I have no idea about built in Windows options, but I'm sure there are a bunch of nanny programms out there that would work.

    Or you could tinker with scheduled reboots and or bat-files, assuming you use different logins and not everyone has admin rights.

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    Create a task in the task scheduler that runs a 'shutdown /l' command at the time he has to log off.

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    The good old bios password? I havent tried this in years, but I hope that in 2017 its not possible to simply reset the bios by pulling the battery

    Alternatively bit locker, he cant power it on without the encryption key.
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    Thank you, I'll start checking what works when I get back home. And my assumption was this kind of functionality should be available without additional software. Sounds like pretty basic task for an admin, just couldn't figure it out.
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    Please don't teach me what to do with my pc.

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    Powering off PC like that really isn't good idea...
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    Consider it an incentive for him to shut it down manually
    Please don't teach me what to do with my pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itiken View Post
    Consider it an incentive for him to shut it down manually
    He is 6. It took me a bit to stop him from turning it off on a power button (press and hold)...
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    If you can't get the forced logoff policy to work (which would be my first pick), Bombi's solution below sounds like the most promsing and safe (as in "allow for most tasks to gracefully exit") one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bombcrater View Post
    Create a task in the task scheduler that runs a 'shutdown /l' command at the time he has to log off.
    That imples though that he's not running with administrative privilegues. Because as curious as those 'lil devils are - he'll figure out to reset the computer's clock rather sooner than later to circumvent the shutdown.

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    You could configure your router to disallow Internet access from specific computers at specified times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwyna View Post
    I have a 6 year old son that shares his fathers obsession with computer games.

    I'm trying to limit his access to PC when wife and me are at work, his grandma is too soft.
    What I tried to do is set allowed log in times (net user `username` time... something), but that does not seam to log him out if he is already logged in. I messed with local security policy, there was one to force logging off outside of allowed time, but that didn't do anything. My google foo is failing me completely.

    We are talking about Windows 10 Pro.

    Halp?
    I do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    You could configure your router to disallow Internet access from specific computers at specified times.
    Kids are smart, he will change the MAC
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    Electrify the chair outside of allowed internet time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrehl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    You could configure your router to disallow Internet access from specific computers at specified times.
    Kids are smart, he will change the MAC
    Most routers support whitelisting, so that's gonna be a reasonable solution.

    Problem is, will shutting down the internet really accomplish him staying off the 'puter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrehl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    You could configure your router to disallow Internet access from specific computers at specified times.
    Kids are smart, he will change the MAC
    Most routers support whitelisting, so that's gonna be a reasonable solution.

    Problem is, will shutting down the internet really accomplish him staying off the 'puter?
    Ofc not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrehl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    You could configure your router to disallow Internet access from specific computers at specified times.
    Kids are smart, he will change the MAC
    Then he has earned some extra play time.

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    Thank you, in the end it seams this is working. I had some issues setting it up, converting account to kid account wasn't intuitive, additional confirmations on the kid account required etc...

    But looks like it is working, you can set when account can be used and for how long total between the sessions and you can add additional time with administrator account.
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