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Policy Users
PC Chaperone enforces policy restrictions for individual users by adding user accounts to a policy's user list
A policy can have an unlimited number of users, but a user account can only be added to one policy
The information required to add a user depends on the User Account Type setting:
If the User Account Type is set to mirror the Windows user accounts then the only required information is the user name (Fig 1). This user name must match a Windows user name
If the User Account Type is set unique PC Chaperone users a user name and password must be provided (Fig 2)
The Advanced button is used to change the User Account Type
Fig 1
Fig 2
Common Problems
1. User Accounts entered improperly when the User Account Type is set to mirror the Windows user accounts
If the user account is entered into PC Chaperone incorrectly there are two ways PC Chaperone can react depending on the Default Policy setting

If the Default Policy has been set PC Chaperone will enforce the restrictions in this policy. This can make it appear as if the users restrictions are not working properly since the restrictions being enforced will not be the expected policy that the user account is thought to be associated with

If the Default Policy has not been set the user will be informed that the current Windows account has not been added to PC Chaperone. In order to continue using the computer the Administrator's Password will have to be provided
PC Chaperone provides three tools to help with this problem:
1. When a user account is added to a policy the current Windows user account name will be displayed, as PC Chaperone sees it. This helps ensure the user names are being formatted properly
2. If the current Windows user cannot be found when the user logs in a message will be displayed indicating the error and giving the current Windows user name, as PC Chaperone sees it
3. Confirmation of the current PC Chaperone user and policy in effect can be seen by selecting the User Info option from the PC Chaperone's System Tray Icon. This will also display the current Windows account name, which can be used as a reference if the user information shows the wrong user or policy
Notes
1. A policy can have many users, but a user can only be added to one policy
2. If the User Account Type is set to Unique PC Chaperone users the accounts must have passwords assigned to them
Tips and Hints
1. Adding users that require the same access restrictions to the same security policy simplifies the initial setup and future changes
2. Guest Account
If the User Account Type is set to "Unique PC Chaperone users" a guest account that doesn't require a password can be created by adding a user with the name "Guest". The Guest Account can be added to any policy