Question about Parental Controls...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by makingmoneynow, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Hi. I really like the new parental control features... Won't have to use
    third party software anymore. My question is how does an administrator clear
    the activity report logs? I could not find that feature anywhere. Thanks.

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    makingmoneynow, Jun 21, 2006
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Type EVENTVWR.MSC into the start/search box, look under Application and
    Service Logs/Microsoft/Windows/Parental Controls, click on the log, then
    click Action/Clear log.

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Jun 21, 2006
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  3. Thanks.

     
    makingmoneynow, Jun 21, 2006
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  4. Morning,

    This will only clear some of the logs, not all of them. Some of the logs
    are from the basic windows security logging, so you would need to clear the
    Security log as wll to clear all the logs.

    David - software engineer Windows Parental Controls
     
    David Bennett, Jun 26, 2006
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    vermin93 Guest

    Great info!

    Which "Security" log is that? I actually would like to clear the ever
    growing log of "Applications Run". Any suggestions?
     
    vermin93, Oct 10, 2007
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  6. Open Event Viewer by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Event Viewer.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Clear the "Application" and "Security" logs.

    See also:

    How to clear the Parental Controls Activity Reports in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/155/1/

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Great info!

    Which "Security" log is that? I actually would like to clear the ever
    growing log of "Applications Run". Any suggestions?
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Oct 10, 2007
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    vermin93 Guest

    Outstanding! Thank you.

    I thought so, but just wanted to be sure before doing something that I ought
    not. Speaking of which, are there any caveats or disadvantages of clearing
    these logs? Other than recovering space, are there any "hidden" benefits?

     
    vermin93, Oct 16, 2007
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  8. are there any caveats or disadvantages of clearing these logs?

    The logs not only store the Parental Controls data, but also contains events stored by other programs and the Operating System itself. Clearing the logs doesn't cause any harm.

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Outstanding! Thank you.

    I thought so, but just wanted to be sure before doing something that I ought
    not. Speaking of which, are there any caveats or disadvantages of clearing
    these logs? Other than recovering space, are there any "hidden" benefits?

     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Oct 16, 2007
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    Confused Guest

    I have a question about parental controls...how am i able to monitor any IMs
    that are being sent and recieved, over the internet?
     
    Confused, Apr 30, 2008
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