Windows 10 is packed with so many features that users don’t have to install third-party software as they used to. Windows 10 built-in features like Game Mode, Clipboard History Blue Light Filter, and Mixed theme are used frequently and are helpful to the users. But there’s more to explore on Windows 10. Talking about exploring, you must have heard of time-limit. This might bring you childhood memories especially if you are out there playing different games on cyber. You pay a certain amount of money and play for half an hour or an hour or so. When your time was up, you get the notification and could not continue any longer in the middle of the game and it was outraging.
Today there’s no need to go out on cyber as the majority of us have a desktop, laptop or smartphones. The gaming has evolved so much to this day as well. But having one issue that our parents hate very much and we are unable to avoid, the overuse of PC/ laptop. Most of the parents are complaining about this issue and there’s a solution to that. You can set timer on your Windows 10. This will help you to increase your productivity and not waste any time on your computer. There’s no need for the installation third party application to set the timer on Windows 10.
How to set a time limit for a Windows 10 user using cmd?
Follow the instruction given below to set a time limit.
Run Command Prompt (cmd) as administrator. If you do not know how to run cmd as administrator, then please read 10 Cool Ways to Open Command Prompt in Windows!
- Set a time limit with the following command
net user <username> /time:<day>,<time>
You have to use the above command in the following way
- Replace <username> with the name of the user account
- Instead of <day> write down the day you want to set limits on. You can write down the name of days or simply use the initials: Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa.
- For <time>, write down a time range using either 12-hour/24-hour format. You can only use hour format so don’t add minutes.
Here I have set the time limit:
net user user1 /time:Th,10am-11am
This will restrict user1 from using the device on Thursday from 10 am to 11 am.
- You can set the time limit for multiple days and times. For example
net user user2 /time:Su,1pm-3pm;M-Sa,1pm-5pm
This will set a time limit for user2 on Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm and from Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
How to lock user account temporarily?
You can restrict any user from logging into the system temporarily using the following commands,
Net user <username> /time:
You have to leave time: empty. This will not allow users to log in.
How to remove time-limit restrictions?
You can remove existing time limitations using the following command.
Net user <username> /time:all
Replace <username> with the user you want to remove restriction from.
How to view time restriction of the user?
You can view details of any user by typing the following commands
Net user <username>
If you have any confusion/ issue on setting the time-limit, please comment down. We will try our best to help you.
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