Recovery instructions

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The help menu has a special command named Recovery from tampering (this menu is disabled in the trial version).This command opens a document that you'll find neither on your disk nor in this help file. For security reasons, this information can only be read from the PC TimeWatch Management Utility. It describes how the PC TimeWatch Manager can recover from an attempt at disabling the software or at corrupting, deleting or changing its data. It also gives instruction about how to reset the PC TimeWatch Manager password, how to manually uninstall the program and how to start and stop the PC TimeWatch service.

 

As the PC TimeWatch Manager, you certainly don't want the system users to see these instructions (although they can't do much about it  if they are not system administrators under NT-based systems). We recommend that you read this information, that you print it from the visualization window and that you keep the printed copy in a safe place.

 

Emergency mode

 

As soon as PC TimeWatch detects an anomaly (for example an attempt at tampering with its data), it switches to a special mode called emergency mode. This causes the current Windows session to be immediately terminated (unless the current user is the PC TimeWatch Manager or an administrator. Then, and until the anomaly has been removed, only the PC TimeWatch Manager and users belonging to the Administrators group will be allowed to run a Windows session.