[Samba] time server = yes

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Fri Dec 7 03:55:47 GMT 2007

Helge wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> try this:
> "How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows XP:
> Configuring the Windows Time service to use an external time source"
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314054/EN-US/#EXTERNAL
> or http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314054/EN-US
> I had the same problem some months ago. Trying to set the client´s time in
> the user´s logon scripts always brought me an "access denied" error for
> the already given reasons. 
> If I remember right, it was this article that finally helped me out. This
> way the system time is set  but the users are prevented from changing the
> time themselves. 
> Greetings,
> Petri

Thanks for your and everyone else's replies.  Unfortunately, the 
registry edits would require me to go to all 150 computers here and log 
in as local administrator to make the registry changes, which just 
really isn't an option.  Luckily, I have WPKG installed on all 150 
computers to handle automatic deploying of software, and it runs as 
local administrator on computer start up.  So, I will see if I can use 
K9 or another free NTP program to handle time synchronization, or have 
WPKG execute a .bat with net time /set /yes \\server upon system start up.

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