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    Clock on PC's not syncing

    Since the clocks went back, all the PC's in 1 room don't have the same time as the rest of the school.

    Is there some sort of service that should be running that i can check.

    Or is there something else that i can look at.



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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    Are the time zone and daylight savings settings correct on the PCs?

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    You could always use the "settime" command in a KIX based logon script to sync the time up with the server?

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiol
    You could always use the "settime" command in a KIX based logon script to sync the time up with the server?
    You can do it in dos as well

    Code:
    net time\\server   /set  /yes
    or it seems

    Code:
    net time
    Will sync the time with the DC.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    But it wont help if the timezone/daylight savings settings are wrong on the PC!

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    Are the PCs on a domain? Surely they should be picking up the time from a DC or other time server.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    It doesn't matter where it picks the time up from - Windows adjusts the clock based on that time and then applies any daylight savings settings IIRC.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    I know webman, but no one appears to be listening. :P

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    I'll give the net time command a try, they are all part of the same domain and the time settings and daylight saving settings are set correctly.

    thanks so far.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    Quote Originally Posted by dezt
    I'll give the net time command a try, they are all part of the same domain and the time settings and daylight saving settings are set correctly.

    thanks so far.
    Any luck so far? What I've done is to set our DC with the correct time, then push out a net time command via login scripts. I'll try and look up the exact syntax I've used when I'm back in the office tomorrow morning and get back to you.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    then push out a net time command via login scripts
    If you need to do that then your domain is (slightly) broken and you should fix it instead. There are a zillion ways to break things but:

    Look at a workstation System event log for w32time errors. If you find them (forget the event IDs, but they come in pairs) go to your PDC Emulator and check the SEL there to see if the time service is happy.

    I've seen a particular scenario (over and over and over again) where the PDC Emulator didn't supply time to the domain until it was configured with an external time source.

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    Re: Clock on PC's not syncing

    Thanks PiqueABoo - I'll have a look on my workstation and see if any w32time errors are kicking up and check out what you suggest.

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