IE7 Content Advisor and Steady State RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 4 user accounts: me, wife, 2 young kids.  I want to use the IE7
    Content Advisor to control the webpages and sites the kids will be restricted
    to.  They are young enough not to be able to defeat the Advisor but can type
    enough to get into trouble.
    Question: Can I enable Content Advisor just for the kids user accounts?
    When I enable it now logged in as one of them and log off to log on as
    myself, the Content Advisor is also enabled under my user account. 
    I am
    hoping the Advisor can be "individualized" for each user account just as the
    "favorites" are different for each user.  My goal would be to have it enabled
    when either kid logs on, but disabled when me or wife log on (with passwords,
    of course).

    Is this possible with Steady State?  Could each user be given a certain level of Content Advisor access?  Would Steady State be overkill for this issue?  Is there a better alternative for a home Pc in which multiple access is only a problem in this particluar instance?  At this point I don't need filtering; allowing only certain sites for the kids is the appropriate tactic right now for their user accounts. 
    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:09 PM





    Thanks for posting here!


    I'd like to inform you that unfortunately, Windows SteadyState does not include the function to set Content Advisor on/off per user privilege. If you are using Windows Vista Home Premium or higher, we can achieve this by using Parental Controls:


    1.       Navigate to Control Panel, Parental Controls.

    2.       Choose a user and turn on Parental controls.   

    3.       Under Web Restrictions section, we can choose restriction level: High, Medium, None or Custom.  


    For more information about Content Advisor, please refer to:


    HOW TO: Use the Internet Explorer 6 Content Advisor to Control Access to Web Sites in Internet Explorer



    Windows Internet Explorer 7 Solution Center



    The Internet Explorer Content Advisor does not correctly screen out objectionable content



    If you are using Windows XP and need any further assistance on Content Advisor configuration, I suggest that you post to the Windows XP public newsgroup:




    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.


    Best regards,

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:07 AM