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Customizing Chronager Settings
Computer Users and Groups
Chronager allows you to group users, to make it easier and quicker to customize settings for individual groups. For example if you need to change the level of restriction for an individual user you can simply move him or her from one group to another. The settings for that new group will be automatically applied to this user.
Goto ‘Chronager Settings’, then click on ‘Users & Groups’. From here you can create, add or delete computer users and groups. You can move users from one group into another. You can also, for example, create a group for children under 12, one for teenagers, and one for adults, and set different levels of restriction for each group.
In computer ‘Users & Groups’ you can also set customized messages to appear for each group, in the event of the user being blocked from performing an operation. For instance, if your child is allowed to use the computer until bedtime at 10 pm, you could set the following message to flash on the screen at 10 pm just before the computer automatically shuts down ‘Good night son, time to go to sleep!’
Changing the administrator’s password
You should set the administrative password in order to prevent your settings from being changed by unauthorized persons.
To change the administrator’s password, goto ‘Chronager Settings’, then click on ‘Set password’. Make sure that you have used a unique password, because children usually know the common facts of a family.
Exporting and Importing Chronager Settings
If you need to repair or upgrade Chronager, you can export (save) your Chronager settings, and then import them back in at a later date. Accordingly, it would not be necessary to re-enter all of your settings. To export and import your settings, goto ‘Chronager Settings’, then click on ‘Export & Import’. Click on ‘Export’ in order to save your settings in a file and click on ‘Import’ in order to load your settings back in. Make sure you have exported your settings before un-installing Chronager.
Email notifications enable you to react immediately to your child’s attempts to access the computer and its various functions outside of the allotted time. This will increase the significance to your child of your actions. To receive email notifications, goto ‘Chronager Settings’, then click on ‘Email Notifications’.
Enter the SMTP-server name in the 'Outgoing e-mail server' field and your e-mail address in the 'Reply e-mail address' field. Enter e-mail addresses of those users to whom e-mail notification must be sent. For more than one address, divide them by commas or semicolons. If your mail server requires SMTP authentication, you will need to provide a valid user name and password for the SMTP server. Mark the 'My outgoing server requires authentication' check box and type your user name and password.
If you are using a Personal Firewall, you should add the Chronager E-mail notification modules (ChrSvc.exe and ChrCP.exe from your Windows' System directory) into the Exceptions Programs List of that Firewall.
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