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[ANN] PC Timewatch 1.1.1 released

PC TimeWatch 1.1.1 has been released. This new version fixes a problem 
with the PC TimeWatch service not starting automatically on some 
systems.

http://www.mainsoft.fr/en/pctwoverview.htm
http://www.mainsoft.fr/files/ptwsetup.exe (download - 21-day trial)

This program is mainly aimed at parents wanting to control the time 
spent by their children on their computer (although other uses can be
considered, of course, like monitoring a classroom). It allows you to 
specify how much time a Windows session may be running for a given
period of time (a period being a day or a week). It also allows you to 
define time allowances for specific programs (including Internet 
Explorer or any other Web browser) as well as time slots outside of 
which the restricted program, including Windows, may not be executed.

PC TimeWatch doesn't use a separate security system to monitor access to 
restricted programs (except for access to the PC TimeWatch Management 
Utility). It is based on the Windows security features. The consequence 
of this design choice is that it is harder to bypass the scheduling 
rules than with other similar programs under Windows NT, Windows 2000 
and Windows XP.

PC TimeWatch is based on a service and on a set of drivers. This means 
that you don't have to run an application permanently or to add a
program to the Startup folder of the monitored users. You run the PC 
TimeWatch Management Utility to setup scheduling rules for each user,
then you close the program and you forget it.

Unlike other similar utilities, renaming or moving an executable doesn't 
prevent PC TimeWatch from monitoring that program unless a new version 
of the executable is installed. If this happens, remove the 
corresponding program entry and re-create it. Installing the same
version of a program, even in a different folder, doesn't cause any 
trouble to PC TimeWatch.

-- 
Patrick Philippot - Microsoft MVP
MainSoft Consulting Services
www.mainsoft.fr

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Patrick
6/29/2005 12:20:44 PM
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