How can I add additional parental controls?

If your PC is connected to a domain, Parental Controls aren't available.

In addition to the basic controls that Windows provides, you can install additional parental controls from other service providers that can be used within Parental Controls to manage how your children use the PC. For example, even though web filtering and activity reporting aren't included in this version of Windows, you can install these additional controls through a separate service provider. To add them, you must first download and install the additional controls.

For more information about additional controls you can use, go to Looking for web filtering and activity reports in Windows Parental Controls?

For information about using specific controls you've already installed, check with the manufacturer of the controls.

To add additional controls

In order to add additional controls you first need to install the additional controls from a separate service provider.

  1. Install the controls that you want to add.

  2. Open Parental Controls by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts and Family Safety, clicking Set up parental controls for any user. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Under Additional controls, select the provider for the controls you want to add in the Select a provider box. If there is no Select a provider box, you still need to install the additional controls.

  4. Click the user account that you want to add the additional controls to.

  5. If a setup screen appears for the additional controls, follow the instructions on the screen.

    If no setup screen appears, check with the manufacturer of the controls for information about setting them up.


  • If you've installed additional controls that don't appear in Parental Controls, check with the manufacturer.