Can I set different Internet Options settings for each Windows account?

Alisa December 21, 2011

Can the Parental Controls with Internet Explorer be set to different levels for each user? I have a 13 year old and a 10 year old. They each have a user name but I want to set different Internet security levels for each one. It appears to me that the settings are applied to all users other than the administrator.

  1. Anonymous
    December 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

    When you're setting up Parental Controls, it doesn't matter which account you're logged into, but if you're logged
    into a Standard account, then you'll need to provide an Administrator password before making any changes.

    Set up Parental Controls

    if you add K9 web protection, you can have stronger parental control on IE.

    December 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Hello, if you download and set up the Family Safety included with the windows live suite, you could set up individual settings according to account.  This includes Internet explorer.  Here is a link with more information:

    Make sure that accounts set up for your kids are standard...not administrator account.  Also, if guest account is enabled, make sure to desable it.

  3. Jeff Fabish
    December 21, 2011 at 8:18 am


    As long as the current user is not a system administrator, the account that you apply the changes to will not effect other users.

    - Jeff