[Samba] time server = yes

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Dec 7 02:42:40 GMT 2007

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?

As an admin user, from the command prompt in windows try:

net time \\server /set /yes

It has worked for me for years.

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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