How do I make sure an application only runs during certain h

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
March 22, 2013 at 07:25:20
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7 / 4 GB
Hi, I'm an IT admin at a school. The school has two layers of Internet filtering. The first layer of Internet filtering is the firewall. But it doesn't get everything, so the Internet service provider implemented Open DNS to do DNS filtering of web queries also.

The problem is I also use Open DNS on my home network to stop my kids from browsing bad websites. The way Open DNS works is I need to run a client software that updates Open DNS with what my home IP address is. I point my DNS queries to Open DNS. Open DNS checks the source IP and then filters based on my settings knowing who I am from what that utility tells them my home IP address is.

Well, I accidently left the Open DNS app open a few times going to the school, so the DNS queries have then used the Internet filters I have setup on my personal Open DNS instead of the ISP's settings because my PC beat the ISP's PC to the punch of updating the OpenDNS settings. Once one PC updates, the other one will show the IP address is taken.

So, I'm wondering is there an app out there that I could schedule the OpenDNS updater to only run during certain hours? I know about the Windows scheduler. But I think that's only going to tell it to launch once. Once it's running, if I hibernate my PC and start it back up at school, it's not going to just automatically shut the app down because it's now in a block of time it shouldn't be running.

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March 25, 2013 at 07:19:23
You can do multiple instances of Windows Scheduler to do the same job at different times. Windows Scheduler can also wake your computer up to execute a scheduled job.


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March 30, 2013 at 16:20:30
I would contact OpenDNS about this. This is a problem they either need to know about, or already have a solution for it.

They seem to know about it, but not think it's important:

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