[Samba] samba as a time server (newby question): time not updated
ivan at geosci.usyd.edu.au
Wed Jun 21 00:41:35 GMT 2006
On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 11:52 +0200, David Landgren wrote:
> 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.
Thank you for the hint. I will do it in the future. However I am still
left with a large number not knowing right time. This is very irritating
largely due to human factor.
net time \\samba.server /set /yes
is in the netlogon scripts but it does not work.
> 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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