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Windows XP Accounts - DNS Help

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Dangerous, 7 Oct 2009.

  1. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,496

    Location: Nordschleife

    Okay I have a little problem with a friends PC. He wants to use Open DNS to filter the kids from going on any bad sites. So fine put the DNS address into the kids account but that also changed the DNS details on his account?

    His account is Xp Admin account
    Kids account is XP Standard user

    Can XP have different dns settings for local users?
     
  2. ethos

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 May 2003

    Posts: 4,515

    Location: UK

    Changes to the TCP/IP settings are made system wide, not at the user level and opendns uses the (in most cases) single public IP address for it's settings.

    He could use something like "netsetman" on his account and have 2 profiles setup, one for him and one for his daughter. Use Opendns on his daughters and then his ISPs / whoever on his. Then just switch when needed.

    http://www.netsetman.com/index.php?s=nsm

    Or he could create a batch file to run at start up and sets the DNS servers....
     
    Last edited: 7 Oct 2009
  3. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,496

    Location: Nordschleife

    Rubbish :(

    Might just get him to use K9 instead then