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Kudos0

kids programs requiring "run as administrator"

I have set up the online family application and it is running fine.  notifications, time limiting, etc.

However, my kids have some programs that have an internet connection and requires them to be run as administrator in order to work.

Is there any way to put in the administrator password once to allow that program to run?  obviously do not want to give them an admin password.

A work around that i can use (if no solution presents) is to set up another admin on the system with no time allotment and have them use that.  Unfortuantely, if they have an admin password, they might be able to change settings.

1.Type of Operating System and version - Vista OS


2.Type of Web Browser and version - IE7

3.Type of user account that the child has on the system - Limited


4.Safety Minder Version  - the latest - just downloaded this weekend - not at my computer now sorry


5.Any other Symantec/Norton product installed - Antivirus (latest version)

6.Any other Anti-Virus or Security product installed - none

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Kudos0

Re: kids programs requiring "run as administrator"

I have set up the online family application and it is running fine.  notifications, time limiting, etc.

However, my kids have some programs that have an internet connection and requires them to be run as administrator in order to work.

Is there any way to put in the administrator password once to allow that program to run?  obviously do not want to give them an admin password.

A work around that i can use (if no solution presents) is to set up another admin on the system with no time allotment and have them use that.  Unfortuantely, if they have an admin password, they might be able to change settings.

1.Type of Operating System and version - Vista OS


2.Type of Web Browser and version - IE7

3.Type of user account that the child has on the system - Limited


4.Safety Minder Version  - the latest - just downloaded this weekend - not at my computer now sorry


5.Any other Symantec/Norton product installed - Antivirus (latest version)

6.Any other Anti-Virus or Security product installed - none

Kudos0

Re: kids programs requiring "run as administrator"

I agree that you should not allow your child to have the administrator password.

Could you tell us what program you are trying to run, seems that program should be able to run in limited mode and not require administrator access.

Matt

Kudos0

Re: kids programs requiring "run as administrator"

the program is called combat arms and is a program that is web-based.  I have been told it is a multiplayer online game (MMORPG?).
Kudos0

Re: kids programs requiring "run as administrator"

We checked the program combat arms on the web.  It is actually an executable program that needs to be downloaded to your PC in order to play their game.  Please check with the vendor to see if there is any reason why they require users to be administrator.

 

Thanks,

Katie

Thanks Katie

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