1. Getting started

The program works with the users registered in Windows. If there are no users on PC, please use the wizard Users from Control panel Windows to create them.

Install the program.

After installation, the Time Boss icon will appear in system tray. Right-click it and select Control Panel. In this window, you can define properties for each user. The default password is 123.

The Control panel window consists of several bookmarks, one for each user, located in the top part of a window, and a panel with the buttons located on the right ( there you can add, change, delete the user and open window with additional program options).

You can open Control panel only if you know the password (123 by default).
This can be done in different ways:

  1. Click on the Time Boss icon on the desktop. Control panel will open in the parent's session.
    In the child's session in the window that opens My time limitation click the button with the TB icon in the lower left corner. See picture.
  2. Click on the countdown indicator and the My time limitation window will appear, see above.
  3. Click on the TB icon in the system tray, the My time limitation window will appear, see above.
  4. Select the Time Boss item from the list of Windows -> Start -> Time Boss -> Time Boss, the My time limitation window will appear, see above.
  5. Right-click on the TB icon in the system tray (or on the countdown indicator), and select the menu item Control panel (only for Parent).

All users have one of two types of rights - Parent (Boss) or Child (Subordinate) .

The user with Parent rights is not limited and can edit Control panel and view Event Log.
However for Parent it is possible to define lists of the forbidden and allowed programs, Internet sites or folders (disks) and to set Internet time limitation (for self limitation).

The program runs a PC timer only for users with Child rights.

At the first start, all users are specified with Parent rights and have no restrictions.

User Someone is a built-in user under whose name the program keeps account for all users who are registered in Windows and who are NOT added to the program.
User Someone can't be removed. It has Child rights with zero time limit by default.
All new created users in Windows recognize as Someone user in Time Boss.

You can set any limitations for Someone.
Thus, if the new user is created in Windows and is not present in the program he gets Someone settings.
We recommend to set Child rights for Someone with zero time limitat.

You can add new Windows users to the program anytime.
For this use the New user or Refresh users buttons.
If you use the network with domains, please set the short name without domain as users name in Time Boss.
Example: for net user "office\guest" the user name in Time Boss will be "guest".

Then you define the time limitation per each user.

We recommend to set and use password for Time Boss (Control panel ->Options ->Password). The default password is 123.
Password is needed to access to Time Boss Control panel and Event log from any Childs sessions and for setting additional allowed time for current day for Childs if needed.

The second optional password is used only to set the additional allowed time for the current day for children.

Close Control panel window.

The program is ready to work.

Please visit our FAQ page about program.