Parental Controls and user account type

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by rj, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. rj

    rj Guest

    Is the following statement true? "Parental Controls can only be applied to
    standard user accounts. ...Parental Controls cannot be applied to an
    Administrator user account." excerpted from:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/585539d0-0862-41e4-9b39-53467648efc51033.mspx

    An admin account does not need a password. My main admin acct has a password
    but not the other users who now have admin status. When I'm in another user
    profile it prompts for a password to the main account before proceeding.
     
    rj, Jun 22, 2007
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    gls858 Guest

    even if you could they would be useless since anyone with admin
    privileges could simply change Parental controls.

    gls858
     
    gls858, Jun 22, 2007
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  3. rj

    rj Guest

    That's my point - can they change it so easily? Wouldn't there be a prompt
    for a password from the admin that set it up (the real admin)? I'm not at
    Vista right now but I'll try it later and see what happens.
     
    rj, Jun 22, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    An admin is an admin, and any admin can modify parental controls.

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    Paul Smith, Jun 22, 2007
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  5. rj

    rj Guest

    You are right. My problem is AVG does not update unless I change all regular
    users to admin status. Otherwise, I have to log into the admin account and
    then update. I had posted a separate thread under AVG but can't find it.
     
    rj, Jun 23, 2007
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