How To: Restrict login hours of a particular user

Aug 1, 2009

If you want to restrict a certain user to login a computer in between certain time in case you run a business than the following trick will help you. To restrict a users logon hours , use the net user command. These commands are used from the Command Prompt.

Go to: Start > RUN > and type cmd

Below are some examples that you can use:

1 - net user Naina /time:M-T,08:00-17:00 (In this case user Naina is allowed to login between Monday to Friday, in between 8 AM to 5 PM)

2 - net user Vishal /time:M-F,8am-5pm

3 - net user Gates /time:M,4am-5pm;T,1pm-3pm;W-F,8:00-17:00

4 - net user Shine /time:all (this one means this user can always log on)


Note:You can only restrict when a user can log on to the system. There is no way to force a user to log off when their hours expire, without any third party script or software.

2 comments:

Nitin said...

Well, i think Parental Controls in Windows Vista and Windows 7(http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/parental-controls.aspx) will do it very easily and perfectly whether the user is currently logged in or not in the computer...

Ritesh Kawadkar said...

yeah nitin thanks for the update

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