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Admin account with Time controls wont work correctly

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  1. Wolfey5546

    Wolfey5546 Thread Starter

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    I have windows 7. There are two accounts on my computer and i am allowed to use one. They are both admin accounts and i am under parental controls from the other admin account. I only have time constraints. I am allowed to use all programs but when i click on certain programs i need the other admin accounts password to use them. I need help fixing this issue. Thank you for the help!
     
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    The typical solution is to ask for help from the "other" Admin account owner. He/she then looks at what you are trying to do and, if deemed appropriate, will enter the correct password.
     
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    Yes but he isnt around enough for this to work right and half my programs and games wont work because i need his password, i just wanna know if theres a way around this, like being able to have admin access but still have time constraints and parental controls.
     
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    Thanks. If there is a solution it will have to be implemented by the account owner. All you can do is ask him to try.

    All we can do is advise you what to tell him. I have no experience with the parental controls and cannot myself advise.
     
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    By definition you cannot apply any sort of effective restriction against an administrator of the computer being run. I would actually question whether your account is a true administrator because Windows won't normally let you even set parental controls against an administrator (although you can, and can create a lot of problems by, change an account with parental controls from a standard to an administrator). Can you verify that your account is an administrator.

    There are a few ideas in my head, but all of them are flawed in some way or another.
     
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    I had him check and i used to be an administrator but when he put on time constraints i became standard but even when i was an admin i still had to know his password to use programs. Ive always had this issue
     
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    I'm guessing that means the programs were installed from his account and were designated "for me only" instead of "for all users." However, there are some programs that cannot be run without an admin assuring the UAC that it is OK to run.
     
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