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Author Topic: Login only during a specific timeframe  (Read 3105 times)


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Login only during a specific timeframe
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:59 AM »
Does anyone know of any software similar to the Group Policy time of day policies?


We want to stop someone logging in, and logging out a currently logged in user, when 'computer time' comes to an end.

Don't mind paying, but as we don't really want a fully featured parental control program it would be nice if it was free / cheap / donationware.
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Re: Login only during a specific timeframe
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 03:16 PM »
I looked into this myself recently. I finally decided to use the access restrictions on my router rather than blocking logins on the workstation, since the real issue was limiting internet access, and there was no easy solution to setting up time of day restrictions on a stand-alone Windows Machine.

There was one commercial product that could do this. Google "parental control" software and you should find some options. I also found a free application designed to run an internet cafe that let you set up time of day restrictions, length of session restrictions, remote logouts, restricted websites, etc. It's called Dynasoft SurfShop and it's at Looks like it takes some setting up, but should do what you need.
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Re: Login only during a specific timeframe
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 11:48 AM »
Time boss and child control seems the best two in this field