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Parental Control Administrator Password


I have setup parental control for a user account (used by my kids), and activated only the time control options. When my son tries to start an online game, the system prompts him for the administrator password. Is there anyway to disable the prompting just for this game/program alone? I have already tried the following, trial and error, although i am not sure if it helps or i am doing it wrongly.

- Install the game using this user account, so that it has ownership to the folder and files.
- Edit the security settings of the startup file to give full control to this user account.


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