How To Set Usage Time Limits On Windows 10 for a User

We wouldn’t obviously want our kids to spend too much time in front of computers.Nor would we wish our friends to make use of our personal computer for quite a few hours. But,at the same time, we would find it rather hard to tell them to use it for a particular time limit on their faces. If you are wondering how to tackle such an issue, you can act smart from now on.There are methods whereby you can set time limits on our systems. When such a limit is set. they will be able to log on and access the system only for the specified time.

This doesn’t apply to our kids and friends alone. Even we ourselves find it hard to keep track of time while browsing on our systems. Dive into the article to find out how to set up time frames for which your system can be used in a particular session. Just a few simple steps and it’s all done. Read on!

Set Usage Time Limits On Windows 10 for a Particular User


  • To start up the time control process. you will have to open up the Command Prompt. This has to opened up in the Administrator mode. To do so, search for it in the Search bar provided  at the bottom left of your desktop. Right click on Command Prompt and choose the option Run As Administrator.

cmd in admin mode


  • Once the window opens up, type the below given command and hit Enter.
net user username /times:M-F,11:00-20:00;Sa-Su,10:00-22:00

The meaning of the above command is that from Monday to friday , allowed login time is between 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM, And on Saturday and sunday login time is from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. You can alter your customized login intervals in the code.


set time limit

This means, for the user account denoted by username, from Monday to Friday, the time is set from 11.00 AM to 8:00 PM. And, for Saturday and Sunday, the time is set from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. I have used a 24-hour format as they are the default time settings in my system.You can change the time settings in the command according to your convenience.

Replace the username in the above command with the name of the user account which you want to set control upon.


Now suppose that you no longer need to set the time control. There must be a way to reset the changes you have made before. Lets us see how it is done.

  • Open up the command prompt as mentioned above and type the below given command. Hit the enter button once you are done.

net user username /times:all

reset time limit

This will give access to system at all times.

That’s it. Now exercise your control to keep track of the time others access your system.Hope you found this article useful.