Profiles in the wrong place

Vern H. Gill vgill at
Wed Apr 26 04:46:24 GMT 2000

Actually, this is not correct. I have both Win9x and NT boxes pull time from
Samba, as well as Mac's (Uughh!!) They all get the correct time with no
switches to NET TIME other than /set /y, or the appropriate options for the
SMB/NTP client on the Macintrash.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom at [mailto:samba-ntdom at]On Behalf Of
Paul J Collins
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 4:57 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Subject: Re: Profiles in the wrong place

>>>>> "Willie" == Willie Green <willie at> writes:

    Willie> I'm runnning Samba TNG cvs version as of 04/25/2000. In
    Willie> Win98se and NT 4 SP4 Profiles are created, but they are
    Willie> created in the users unix /home directories also in Win9x,
    Willie> the time that comes back from the time server is about 5
    Willie> hours off from what the samba server has. I have the time
    Willie> zone set correctly and it sets the time correctly in NT
    Willie> anyone have any suggestions?

I believe that 9x machines store the time in the BIOS in local time
(DOS compatibility), while NT stores it in GMT.  Hence, when you pull
the time from the server, you get the GMT time, which 9x thinks is
local time.  Boom, five hours, right there.  Is there a switch for NET
TIME that can overcome this?


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