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Family Safety - View Activity Reports of Users in Windows 8


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Family Safety - View Activity Reports of Users in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to view activity reports of users that you have Family Safety turned on for in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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How to View Activity Reports of Users with Family Safety in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to view activity reports of users that you have Family Safety turned on for in Windows 8 and 8.1.
How to View Activity Reports of Users with Family Safety in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to view activity reports of users that you have Family Safety turned on for in Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to view activity reports with Family Safety.





OPTION ONE
To View Activity Reports Locally in Windows 8

1. If you have not already, you will need to setup and turn on Family Safety with Activity reporting turned on for the child's (standard user's) user account in Windows 8.​
2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Family Safety icon.​
3. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.​
4. Click/tap on a listed child's (standard user) account that you would like to view the activity reports of. (see screenshot below)​
local-1.jpg
5. Under Current settings, click/tap on View activity reports. (see screenshot below)​
local-2.jpg
6. From here, you can select to view from the User Activities, Websites visited, File downloads, Apps used, and Games played reports in the left pane. (see screenshot below)​
local-3.jpg
7. When finished, you can close Family Safety, or click on User Settings in the left pane to manage settings for this user.​






OPTION TWO
To View Activity Reports Online Anywhere at Family Safety Website

1. If you have not already, you will need to setup and turn on Family Safety with Activity reporting turned on for the child's (standard user's) user account in Windows 8.​
2. Do either step 3 or 4 below for how you would like to sign in to the Family Safety website.​
3. In Windows 8, do steps 2-3 in OPTION ONE above, click/tap on the Manage settings on the Family Safety website option, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
online-1.jpg
OR
4. From any computer, sign in to the Family Safety website in your web browser, and go to step 5 below.​
5. Click/tap on View activity report for the standard user that you want to manage web filltering for. (see screenshot below)​
online-2.jpg
6. From here, you can select to view activity reports in the Summary, Web activity, and PC activity tabs. (see screenshot below)​
online-3.jpg
7. You can now close the Family Safety website, or click on another setting in the left pane you would like to change.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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LOL, yep so are kids and trying to keep them out of trouble. :p :zip:
 

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igor1974

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Hi,

I need a little help, please.

We have to PCs in the family (mine and the one of my son), both running Windows 8 (legal copy) and both having Family Safety turned on.

My problem is, that I can see the Activity Report on my PC only offline. On the on-line control panel of Family Safety I can see his both accounts listed, but one of them is "blocked" (no report and no option to change anything) and the text says, that my PC has been removed from on line reporting.

But it is getting even weirder:

In the list of family members I can see his name twice:

Account 1 says, it is not under on-line control.

Account 2 lists both PC (mine and his).

Remove and reinstall on both PCs didn't solve the problem.

I think, something went wrong. Although - as I said - in one online account under his name are both PC-s listed, maybe, I can monitor his both accounts in this place - the question is, how can I see, what he does on my PC and on his.

Any answers and suggestion are appreciated!

Thanks in advance: Igor
 

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Cool. I can now easily monitor my wife activities !

...lol...

:roflmao:
 

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Hello Igor, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your son's account a "standard user" account in Windows 8 on both PCs?

If not, then that's why you are unable to turn on "View activity reporting" online like in step 5 of OPTION TWO.
 
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igor1974

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Hi,

thank You for Your answer.

Actually I have deleted his accounts on both machines and created new ones. However, at this moment only one (my PC) is appearing online. I give up - at least, I can control his actions offline, e.g. on his machines.

4 more remarks:

1) As in step 5 on the picture, before deleting his accounts, there was a text right from "No requests" saying something like "There is no control of Family Safety on this account"
2) As in step 6 on the picture, I couldn't change the setting "Turn on the activity reporting" vs. "Turn off activity reporting"
3) As in step 6 on the picture, there was a notification below, that his PC is no longer being managed on the FS website...
4) When I try to add my wife as a parent, there is an error, saying error 16500, this family member has been added before - although I can't see her as parent in the summary.

Thanks anyway: Igor

PS: problem 4) solved: I have two Microsoft account and in one she has been previously added as parent, so I deleted her there and added her to my main account.
 

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Is your son's account a local or Microsoft account?

If he doesn't already, you might see how it works with him having a Microsoft account as a standard user used to log in to both Windows 8 PCs with may work better with Family Safety.
 
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igor1974

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As things are being synchronised all the time, I think, both accounts are Microsoft accounts. Yesterday, when I was creating new accounts for him on both PCs, I had to confirm, that these PCs are safe ones.

The second sentence I don't quite understand, sorry for my bad english (my German and Hungarian are much better:) But if I'm correct, You mean, he should have standard accounts (he does).

But if You need print screens for further information, I will link some.

Thanks: Igor
 

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Igor,

I must admit that I'm not sure what you can view activity reports on the PC from the Control Panel, but not online for the same PC. :confused:
 

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igor1974

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Me neither:-(

Although we can see even on Your pictures, that there is an option to remove a PC from the online surface. Look at Your picture under 4): To manage this PC's Family Safety settings locally (only on this PC), remove it from the Family Safety website"

So, I mean, there is an option to remove PC(s) from the website, especially, there is even on the website a text saying: "Remove PC's from this list'

So the link between a PC and the website can be released, the question is, how can it be restored.

Nevermind, I didn't mean to give You to much headache, I can cope with it, but it's a little bit frustrating.

Thanks again!
 

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Igor,

No worries. Is both PCs listed online under "Your PCs" like in the screenshot under step 5 Option Two?
 

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igor1974

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No and that's my problem.

Although, before I deleted the accounts, there were both PCs listed, but it was very weird, because both PC's were listed under the same name, I mean, my son's name was listed twice and both PC's were connected to name Nr. 1, and You couldn't see anything under name 2.

And under name Nr. 1 there was only the activity from one PC:-(
 

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Odd.

If you haven't already, turn off and remove Family Safety for all users, then start over with setting up Family Safety again. When finished, click on the "Manage settings on the Family Safety website" at the bottom on "Family Safety" (Control Panel) to see if it will let you afterwards.
 

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igor1974

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Where can I remove Family Safety. I thought, it would be integrated part of Windows 8. Or do You mean uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Essentials?
 

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Sorry, I mean to turn off using Family Safety for any standard users, not remove it. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

igor1974

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OK, I turned it off and then back again in my Windows 8 control center. But I don't think, it will help. Website only says, what it says on Your picture 6): PC is no longer being managed on the Family Safety website. Activity reporting info for this PC will no longer be available onéline"

So I think, I actually managed to remove the one account from the FS website, that did work:)
 

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