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

cknipe at savage.za.org cknipe at savage.za.org
Tue Jun 20 13:44:19 GMT 2006

Quoting Michael Wood <mwood at icts.uct.ac.za>:

> Hi
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 07:17:53PM +1000, Ivan Teliatnikov wrote:
> > Colleagues,
> > 
> > I am trying to use my PDC as a time server. 
> > 
> [snip]
> > What do I need to do to ensure that time is synchronised on XP client
> > when non-admin user logs into the machine.
> Why don't you just set up an NTP server on your Samba server and
> then point all the WinXP boxes at it.  I think it's under "Time"
> in the control panel, or if you right-click on the time in the
> system tray.  By default it syncs off time.windows.com or
> something like that.
> I am not a Windows person, so I don't know if you can do this
> via group policies or whatever.

Policies - but the easiest is just changing the setting in the registry.  Don't
ask me where now, I'm to lazy to look - but it's in there, actually called ntp
as well *shock & horror*


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