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Browsing History and Parental Controls

  1. #1


    Marksb Guest

    Browsing History and Parental Controls

    With Vista Premium I set restricted user accounts with parental controls and
    activity logs. Sometimes when I go to look it shows no browser activity. I
    think it may be because they are going in and deleting the browsing history.
    Is there a way to eliminate the ability of non administrators to delete the
    browsing history?
    --
    Mark S. B.

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  2. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Browsing History and Parental Controls

    Mark

    The browser history settings aren't involved in the Parental Controls. The
    restricted user can set their browser history settings to keep zero days and
    delete the history after they use the browser and this will not effect the
    activity log. The activity log appears to be updated dynamically as soon as
    a website is accessed.

    You can see this in action.
    1. Log on with the childs account.
    2. Open Internet Explorer and visit some websites.
    3. Open Control Panel/Parental Controls/View Activity Reports. (You will
    need to use your admin password to get there)
    4. In the Activity Reports, go to Web Browsing/Websites Visited.

    You should see the websites that you just visited.

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Marksb" <Marksb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:78BC9F80-A3C4-407C-A813-8388B85F72E4@microsoft.com...

    > With Vista Premium I set restricted user accounts with parental controls
    > and
    > activity logs. Sometimes when I go to look it shows no browser activity.
    > I
    > think it may be because they are going in and deleting the browsing
    > history.
    > Is there a way to eliminate the ability of non administrators to delete
    > the
    > browsing history?
    > --
    > Mark S. B.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    BJ Guest

    Re: Browsing History and Parental Controls

    Ronnie: I don't think the activity log is turn on. At least in my case this
    is the problem.

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Mark
    >
    > The browser history settings aren't involved in the Parental Controls. The
    > restricted user can set their browser history settings to keep zero days and
    > delete the history after they use the browser and this will not effect the
    > activity log. The activity log appears to be updated dynamically as soon as
    > a website is accessed.
    >
    > You can see this in action.
    > 1. Log on with the childs account.
    > 2. Open Internet Explorer and visit some websites.
    > 3. Open Control Panel/Parental Controls/View Activity Reports. (You will
    > need to use your admin password to get there)
    > 4. In the Activity Reports, go to Web Browsing/Websites Visited.
    >
    > You should see the websites that you just visited.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Marksb" <Marksb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:78BC9F80-A3C4-407C-A813-8388B85F72E4@xxxxxx

    > > With Vista Premium I set restricted user accounts with parental controls
    > > and
    > > activity logs. Sometimes when I go to look it shows no browser activity.
    > > I
    > > think it may be because they are going in and deleting the browsing
    > > history.
    > > Is there a way to eliminate the ability of non administrators to delete
    > > the
    > > browsing history?
    > > --
    > > Mark S. B.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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