How To Set Time Restrictions For Local Accounts In Windows 10

The Parental Control feature from Windows 10 is one of the most sought after features for admin users of the OS. Though you can configure multiple accounts to be working on Windows 10, the parental controls lets you restrict/deny access to particular apps, web browsing and even assign other limits to the local accounts.

However, just note that these restrictions will only be possible if the local account is created as Microsoft account.

Lets us have a look as how to set up time restrictions to local accounts in Windows 10. The time restrictions lets you configure the time, date and day when you want to enable the time restrictions.

SETTING UP LIMITS TO THE LOCAL ACCOUNTS IN WINDOWS 10

You need to make use of the Command Prompt in order to set up time restrictions.

  1. Open Command Prompt by a right-click on the Start Menu or by pressing Windows+X on the keyboard.
  2. Select the Command Prompt(Admin) having administrative powers and the click “Yes” in order to allow it to run with administrative privileges.
  3. To know the list of all accounts on your computer type the command “net user” and then press Enter
  4. For setting of time limits, use the following command syntax:
    net user <username> /time:<day>,<time>

  5. In the “<username>” section, enter the name of the account for which you want to set the time limit.
  6. In the “<day>” section, enter the full-name of the day on which you want the restrictions to work. You can also make use of some initials like Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa.
  7. Replace “<time>” with a time range of a 12-hour (4am,2pm) or a 24-hour clock (15:00, 23:00). Note you can just use the time increments in one-hour time frame so the minutes don’t matter here.
  8. Suppose that you want to restrict “John’s” account on Wednesday between 10am to 5pm just enter the command:
    net user simon /time:W,10am-5pm
  9. For multiple days, say Wednesday to Saturday, to put the time restrictions, use the command:
    net user simon /time:W-Sa,10am-5pm
  10. In case you want to put time restrictions at different times on different days, use the code

    net user simon /time:Su,9am-3pm:M-Sa,8am-4pm

This is all about setting up time limits for the particular account you wish to do. In case you want to remove all those preset restrictions, follow the simple steps below:

  1. Open Command Prompt by a right-click on the Start Menu or by pressing Windows+X on the keyboard.
  2. Just put the following command and press Enter:
    net user <username> /time:all
  3. Here the username is the name of the account for which you want to disable all the time restrictions.

If you know any further tricks and shortcuts or in case of any further queries, drop your questions in the comment section below!

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