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Quality Assurance Manager
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jul 01, 2011
Microsoft has made it very easy to setup multiple user accounts so that each family member can have their own login yet many
shared computers remain configured with a single account. In my house we
have about ten different users who routinely use our home computer.
There's my wife, our four kids, me, and about 4 of my kids' friends. In
addition there's the occasional houseguest who wants to use the computer to
check their email or do some online shopping or book a flight back home.
So, do we create a separate Windows account for each person? Would it be
better to have fewer accounts (maybe something like “Parents, “Kids,
“Guests)? Or does it make sense to just have a single Windows account
that everybody shares?
Here are some of the things that I've noticed regarding one Windows
login vs. multiple Windows logins:
Now, of course, if there is only one user of the computer
these issues all go away. But, for a shared computer there is a decision
to be made — 1 account for every user, 1 account for each type of user, or a
single shared account for everyone. No matter which option you find works
best for you, Net Nanny has a corresponding setting that is appropriate.
Net Nanny recognizes that everyone's circumstances are
different and can accommodate various use cases. Just like deciding how
to manage your Windows accounts you will need to decide how you want to manage
your Net Nanny accounts. If you want to be able to track and report on
every user individually you will need to setup a Net Nanny user account for
every computer user (this is effective even if you use a single shared Windows
account). If tracking and reporting on each user is not as important to
you then you might find it easier to go with a single Net Nanny user — however,
with this model you would not be able to tell who got blocked only that someone got blocked.
So, the bottom line here is that no matter what model you
choose, Net Nanny has settings that should work well with your Windows
settings. If you need help deciding how to set up Net Nanny to best suit
your specific requirements, give our support specialists a call and they can
help you through the process.
Tell us about you experience. Do you use a
single Windows account or separate accounts for each user?