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Old 01-17-2006, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there,

Is there any software out there that blocks someone from using their computer between certain hours of the day?

So for example I would use it to stop someoine from using their computer from 6.00pm till about 7.ooam.

Is theer such a software?
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is Time Lock Software that somethign along the lines of what you are looking to do?
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Is Time Lock Software that somethign along the lines of what you are looking to do?
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That looks good. I'll give the trial a go.
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I'd destroy that program if it was ever on my PC I wonder what keeps users from dismantiling it?
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Here's the scoop—you have several computers in your home that are all networked together and share the same internet connection and you want to prevent other users on the network from accessing your data. In Windows 98 you were, at least, able to assign network passwords, but in Windows XP Home, you can't even do that. XP Home uses Simple File Sharing, which is basically an all or nothing situation—share all or share nothing. It offers practically no security options like the Windows XP Pro version does. However, there is a simple little trick you can use that will hide your shared folder from other computers on your network.

Here's how easy it is:

Right click the folder or disk you want to be secured and choose Sharing and Security.


Enter a share name for your folder or drive and place a dollar sign ($) at the end of the name, i.e., MyPixx$ The name can be up to 12 characters long (including the dollar sign).
That's it!

That folder is now hidden and won't be visible by any other user on your network, nor will it appear in My Network Places or Network Neighborhood. Only by knowing the name of the folder can others access it, so make sure you choose a difficult name to guess if others trying to access it is an issue with you.

Now you might be wondering, if no one can see it, how can it be accessed? The answer to that is by mapping it as a network drive.


Here's how to do that:

Double click My Computer and go to Tools/Map Network Drive.


Choose an available drive letter and type the path for your hidden folder (with the dollar sign included).


Put a checkmark next to Reconnect at Logon, which will automatically map your hidden share every time you boot up



copy that program to the shared$ hidden folder and you wouldnt know its there....
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^Nice information, but he is looking for software that will lock the PC between certain times so that it cannot be used.
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^Nice information, but he is looking for software that will lock the PC between certain times so that it cannot be used.
i meant that for Tyler...
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What about disabling the Internet sharing?
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