How do I reset the Parental Controls password on iTunes? I have a classic iPod. I set a parental controls password for iTunes downloads when I first installed the program and have forgotten it. To unlock the controls, it prompts me for an administrator username and password. It defaults to a user name that is my first name - but I'm not sure if that's what I set it up as (I assume so) and have tried every password I can think of. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Resetting iTunes administrator password
Which Operating system is it ? If you have forgotten the admin pwd then you can try the following :
You need to bootup into single
user mode (command+S at startup). It will take you to a command prompt.
From the prompt you can do:
Where user is the shortname for the admin account (you can lookup the
shortname from the System Preferences->Accounts pane before you boot
into single user mode). You type in the new password twice .. then type:
OR you can try...
At command prompt:
1.type: mount -uw /
2. press enter
3. type: /usr/libexec/register_mach_bootstrap_servers /etc/mach_init.d
4. press enter
5. type: netinfod -s local
6. press enter
7. type: SystemStarter
8. press enter
9. type: passwd root
10. press enter
12. press enter
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To turn on Parental Controls for a standard user account. OpenParental Controls by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts, clicking Set up Parental Controls. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
there seems that only 4 digits are the max but I could be mistaken, as far as reseting the password there is nothing listed on the Vizio website in the manuals ect for reseting the parental controls, probably due to security for the owner.
But there is a solution
if you call 877 MY V I Z I O
with you model number of your unit and make them aware of the parental lock issue there might be a way for them to explain the resting everything back to factory settings.
Well windows has 1st launched this service with vista..on per user basis. It was not mentioned by you do u want a solution while logged in as administrator or user. I have given answers for both of them. As per your requirement you can select.
For Administrator In d 1st case make sure that you r logged in as the administrator, while following these steps:
Click on start button
Go to control pannel, n select parental control.
A User Account Control prompt will appear asking if you would like to continue. Click on the Continue button to proceed with opening the Parental Control
The screen which opens is the control panel.From here you can apply parental controls for the whole system or even for the standard users. For creating a new acc
Click on the create a new user tab
In this screen you would type the login name for the new user account that you would like to create. We also suggest that you leave the option labeled User must set password at next logon checked so that when the user logs on for the first time they will be prompted for a new password enabling them to keep their password private.
When you are ready to create the user, you would click on the Create Account button to finish the creation process. You would then be brought to the Parental Controls page for that particular user. J
Just press the OK button to get back to the welcome screen. Now from here you can keep the parental control setting as per your requirement on the following Global game rating systems setting, Family Safety Options, Activity Report Reminder, Web Restrictions Page etc Now if you are a user/ domain and want to put up parental settings follow these steps;
Open the Run dialog box.
Type gpedit.msc and click OK
When the UAC prompt appears, select Continue.
The Group Policy Object Editor window will appear.
Under Local Computer Policy, expand Computer Configuration.
Expand Administrative Templates.
Expand Windows Components.
Select Parental Controls.
In the right pane, right-click Make Parental Controls control panel visible on a Domain.
If you've forgotten the password for parental controls ,,,, Then please go
to CA in program file and then open CA Parental controls folder , you
will find PUNSTLL.EXE (looks like an Eye Ball) double click and select
repair and then select DISCARD EXISTING INFO ,next and then say YES and
go ahead without changing any settings, Click finish once its
done,Reboot the computer and go to the same PUNSTALL.EXE and then
select remove and then leave the password field blank ,, finish the set
thats it the Parental controls will be gone off your computer or so I'm told.
If you forget your password, press and hold TV on the remote and the
MENU button on the television simultaneously for 3 seconds. Parental
controls will then unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock