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Setting Time Limits for Each User Account in Windows 10

Setting Time Limits for Each User Account in Windows 10

 Parental controls in Windows 10 can make it easier for parents to limit certain features and monitor activity on child accounts. But what if you want to set a time limit for each user account? Here's the solution: you can set a timeout for each account in Windows with the Command Prompt:


1. Press the Windows keyboard shortcut + X to open the Power User Menu and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.


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2. Enter the following command: net user <username> /times:<days,times>


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Replace <username> with the name of the user account for which you want to limit the time. You can see a list of user accounts on your computer by typing net user and pressing Enter.


Replace <days,times> with the days and times that the user account is allowed to use the computer. The day is represented as M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, or Su. Time in 24 hour format. So, for example, you want to limit usage to Tuesday 09:00-05:00, then type: /times:T,09:00-17:00. Separate the time limits with a semicolon, for example: / times: M-F, 09:00-17:00; Sa-Sun, 09:00-15:00


3. Then press Enter.


Once you set a time limit, users will not be able to log into the computer outside of the specified time. To remove the timeout for an account, type net user <username> /time:all and press Enter.

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