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    Changing Server Time

    Hello everyone.

    I would like to know how I can change the time on the server so that it reflects on all the clients too.

    Our server time is currently 6 minutes ahead.

    Is it just a case of right click on date and time on the server

    or do i need to change registry settings?

    How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server

    I really do not want to play around with the registry!

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Dave

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    How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server

    edit: just reread post, do you mean you don't want to follow the MS article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_woodville View Post
    Hello everyone.

    I would like to know how I can change the time on the server so that it reflects on all the clients too.

    Our server time is currently 6 minutes ahead.

    Is it just a case of right click on date and time on the server

    or do i need to change registry settings?

    How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server
    Change it the same as you would on a desktop but on the domain controller performing PDC Emulation. Other DCs and workstations will gradually fall into sync. Do NOT move by six minutes at the same time, your domain will be come useless (as the Kerberos ticket limit is 5 minutes): I recommend no more than a minute every fortnight.

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    I would like to know how I can change the time on the server so that it reflects on all the clients too
    Insert this into your logon scripts:

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    net time \\SERVERNAME /set /yes
    When users logon, the time will be synchronised with your server, so you just have to worry about updating your server time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Insert this into your logon scripts:

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    net time \\SERVERNAME /set /yes
    When users logon, the time will be syncrhonised with your server, so you just have to worry about updating your server time.
    Clients update intelligently anyway. This script assumes that ordinary users have administrative rights, which they shouldn't.

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    I would strongly suggest to configure the DC as an NTP server. Directory services will do the rest to keep your clients in sync.

    bio..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Insert this into your logon scripts:

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    net time \\SERVERNAME /set /yes
    When users logon, the time will be synchronised with your server, so you just have to worry about updating your server time.
    I would set up as a startup script then its a system task so no permissions problem, then get your sever to point to a timeserver on the internet - or if they are blocked see if your LEA have one i as know this is how my LEA has it set up.

    toby

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    Sync the server with an authoritative source, then use the group policy options for the windows time service to point the client at it. This has the added bonus of not needing anyone to logon to check/correct the time. A script is not needed for 2000 or later clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    I would strongly suggest to configure the DC as an NTP server. Directory services will do the rest to keep your clients in sync.

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    By being a domain controller, it is already a (MS-)NTP server.

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