[Samba] samba as a time server (newby question): time not updated

David Landgren landgren at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 09:52:50 GMT 2006

On 6/20/06, Ivan Teliatnikov <ivan at geosci.usyd.edu.au> wrote:
> Colleagues,
> I am trying to use my PDC as a time server.
> time server = yes
> upon login a group based scripts are executed. Scripts include line:
> net time \\samba.server /set /yes
> Time changes only if a user who logs was added Power Users Group on the
> local machine.
> My users belong to either staff, pgrads, ugrads, vis UNIX groups.
> What do I need to do to ensure that time is synchronised on XP client
> when non-admin user logs into the machine.

You don't already have an NTP server cluster in your organisation?
Windows machines do NTP quite nicely, with no admin rights issues,
since it runs as a system service on the client.

I know this only sidesteps the issue, but if you have NTP running
already, I think you'll find the results are better. This was my
experience, in any case.


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