Parental Controls error: "unable to make changes to parental controls settings.

I recently added a second user on my computer so that my friends and family can use it even if I'm not around. Only one problem though. I tried to put parental controls for literally giving them access to about five programs and nothing else. I know HOW to put in place, but whenever I finished the settings, an error comes up saying

"Impossible to make changes to parental controls settings. If the problem persists, see your system administrator. »

Of course, since it's my computer, I am the system administrator. It says my user profile. Everything works very well in my own profile and it is the first issue I've had with Windows Vista, I could not understand either by myself or the box of Windows Vista Help could respond. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Vanessa


Hi evilkittenofdoom

Lets try the following.  Even if your account is an administrator, can allow to built in Administrator account and see if we get the error you mentioned before.

activate the account real built-in Administrator, then log into that account and see if you can set up parental controls.

1.) open start, type cmd in the search box

2.) look to the top of the left panel you'll see cmd.exe , right click

3.) click on RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, click on continue if prompted

(4.) a black & white screen appears, type the following:

NET user administrator / Active: Yes

5.) press the ENTER key on your keyboard. The b/w screen indicate whether the command is successful. If Yes, close the n/b command prompt. Otherwise please try again and careful with typo/spacing.

6.) log-off. The display will show 3 accounts. Acct 'true administrator', yours and your 2nd account set for friends/family

7.) to connect to the account "administrator." The system should start the implementation of the Bureau for the account. After that, try to do what you wanted to do with the 2nd account (the parental control settings).

: a) If you decide to keep this account (Administrator account), be sure to create a password for it.
(b) If you decide to get rid of it, repeat operations EXCEPT in step 4.) type net user administrator / active: No.

Please let us know if it helped to solve the problem - thank you

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