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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Metered Connection Issue on Multi-User System

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     Tom-R 6 months ago.

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      AskWoody Plus

      I have a Win 10 version 1709 system setup as multi-user with 3 local accounts — 1 admin account, and 2 standard accounts.  As the admin user, I set the Wi-Fi connection to Metered.  And that seems to work OK as long as I’m logged in as the admin user.  But if I sign out and login instead as one of the standard users, there appears to be a problem.

      As a standard user, I go to Settings -> Network & Internet -> Wi-Fi.  And then I click on my Wi-Fi connection entry there to check the settings.  What I see there is that the Metered Connection setting is greyed out (which is probably OK, since I’m not logged in as the admin user at the moment).  So that’s fine.  But the problem I have is that the greyed out setting there lists the Metered Connection as being OFF, not On.

      Has anyone else run into this kind of problem with Metered Connections on multi-user systems?  Any idea why the setting shows up differently for different users?

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      First things first: Is your edition of Win 10 1709 a Home edition or a Pro edition? The answer to this question helps guide folks here to the correct solution(s) for your predicament. Great Question, by the way!

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        AskWoody Plus

        You’re right.  I forgot to mention that.  This system is running Win 10 1709, HOME edition.

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      The connection is still in metered mode ON, it is that Microsoft (probably) never fixed Settings so that standard users can confirm that metered setting. You can try looking at Settings->Status->View your network properties, but other conformation was not there for me using a previous version. But, you’ll know when trying to update Windows as you will be presented with a notice.

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      AskWoody Plus

      As Woody has been recommending metered connection to block windows updates almost monthly for more than three years, why was it never mentioned that the setting requires an administrator sign-in?

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