[windows2000] Re: Accurate Windows time service?

  • From: "Jensen, Douglas" <douglas.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:03:02 -0500

Well, I just have a line in the batch file logon script that sets the
time based on the server I assigned.
net time \\ServerName /SET /YES
Of course I had to use Group Policy to allow users to set the time when
the logon script ran.
I am sure there are more elegant ways to do this but it works for me.
Douglas Jensen 
Voice (952) 402-9821 
Fax    (952) 402-9815 
Network Administrator 
Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. 
712 Canterbury Road 
Shakopee, MN 55379 



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bridget Sullivan
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 11:51 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Accurate Windows time service?

Hi list, anyone know of a very accurate time service that can run on a
Windows 2000 network? We have an issue where the client computers are
occasionally lagging about 2 seconds behind the domain controller which
is supposed to control the time. The other day all of the client
computers showed 2 seconds behind our server for a period of time (a few
hours or so). The problem has gone away and they are all on the same
time again, but the issue has many worried that Windows time is not
accurate enough. Microsoft acknowledges this and dubs the Windows time
service "loosely synchronized" across the network.


They were using an older time synch client which requires all of the
clients to have the Daylight savings option unchecked, but that screws
up Outlook shared calendars and kerberos logons are a nightmare and I am
really trying to avoid dealing with all of that again. So, if there is a
very accurate time service that can work with the daylight savings
options checked, wed love to know about it.


Thanks for any input!


Bridget Sullivan 
Systems Administrator 
KQED | Public TV and Radio 


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