[Samba] time server = yes

simo idra at samba.org
Thu Dec 6 16:38:34 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 10:34 -0600, Adam Williams wrote:
> I want my XP clients to update their clocks from my samba server.  I 
> have time server = yes in smb.conf, and running ntpd on the server, but 
> my clients aren't updating their clocks.  I tried running the command 
> manually logged in as a domain user:
> net time /setsntp:
> but it just says "System error 5 has occurred.  Access is denied". 
> Any ideas?

Setting the clock is generally a privileged operation. You can manually
set it only if you have the right privileges locally on the machine
(admin has them but there are registry settings somewhere to relax the
constraint for normal users iirc).


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <ssorce at redhat.com>

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