With the many distractions available on a computer, you may want to monitor how your [insert account user type here] uses your computer. In this guide, you’ll learn how enable computer usage information collection and how to view usage reports.
Archive for the ‘Windows Vista Security’ Category
By setting up parental controls, you gain more control over what your children (colleagues, friends etc) can and can’t do on your computer. Parental controls are very useful as there is so much inappropriate content out there – whether it be on the internet, in games, or even in some software. You may also want to protect your computer from unauthorized changes. This guide will help you set up a user account with parental controls, or add parental controls to an existing account.
For the next week, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you manage user accounts and parental controls on your Windows Vista machine.
If you have younger children, I strongly suggest you set up a user account for them and follow the instructions in these guides. You’ll learn how to do the following:
- Set up a user account with parental controls
- Collect information about computer usage
- Control allowed websites, downloads, and other internet usage
- Set time limits on computer usage
- Control games by rating, content, or title
- Block specific programs on your computer
If you run multiple user accounts with Vista, you can encrypt files so only your user can access them. In this guide you’ll learn how to easily encrpyt and decrypt files in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista hides the administrator account by default. This is done as a security measure. In this guide you’ll learn how to activate the administrator account in Windows Vista.
The System properties can be accessed by right-clicking (My) Computer and selecting Properties. From here, you may change vital system settings. To disable access to these options, follow this guide.