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Hey. I'm looking for software (paid is fine but cheaper is better) that will shut down the computer at certain times and only allow the computer to be used during certain designated hours.

The software needs to be unable to be tampered with or worked around, I know that Windows 7 has these features built in but they can be bypassed but simply changing the time zone to skew the hours.

This is also a basic question, but how do I go about blocking a website for a certain computer?

If I were to use the built in features to shut down the computer and stuff, is there any way I can limit a user account to literally be able to use the internet, use Microsoft Office, and print documents? Nothing else? Should I change the account to a "guest" account instead of a "standard user" account to decrease power of the user?

Thanks for your time.
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For starters, yes, change it to a guest account. You can most likely restrict website access through your router's configuration page.
post #3 of 7
Create a Scheduled Task to launch "shutdown.exe" with the "/s" commandline.
For example:
Code:
shutdown.exe /s /t 30
The above would shutdown the system 30 seconds after being ran.

Third party tools would also be using your system's local time, so I'm unsure how to avoid that.
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I don't think you can change the system time under a guest account, but I'm not positive.
post #5 of 7
I can't think of anything with all those specs, but a program that can shut the computer off at a certain time that I have is free...

MSI Autoboot. Came with my Mobo, but I don't see why it wouldn't work for any. You may want to see if there are any "nanny" programs that do this.
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Thanks for the answers... just in case anyone was wondering in the future I used the group policy settings built into Windows 7 to block any process except microsoft word, explorer, and internet explorer. This also blocks the time change and locks the parental controls.
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post #7 of 7
Make a loop script to check the time, if less than or more than the designated access times the computer will shell the shutdown command and warn the user.

Programs and other things can be blocked using the guest abilities.
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