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Locking a Win95 workstation Clock

By Slacker ·
I know there are utilities that will allow you to sync workstation clocks to an NT Server, but is there a way to disable the clock so that the user cannot adjust it. We are going to a timeclock that punches in from the PC. If someone knows how to change their clock, they can alter their punch in time.

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by asecret In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

Aside from syncing system clocks to your server, set up system policies and disable access to it from there, the properties sheet for the taskbar allows you to remove the clock from displaying completly, however this does mean no time is displayed and the system calander would not be accessible through clicking on the clock.

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by Slacker In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

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by Benny Angelo In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

Setup the program so that it accesses your severs clock.

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by bstei18 In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

Another place to watch for is the system BIOS. If you think any user knows how to change the time there you'll want to password protect the BIOS. I'd do it anyway.

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by rond In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

As long as a (minimally educated, potentially malicious) user knows how to access the BIOS at bootstrap -- F1, ESC, etc. -- you have no defense. I recommend abandoning the strategy, post haste, rather than wasting additional time/resources. Instead, contract a specialist who can configure a secure time-management software system.

Happy hunting!

'zoid

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by houstonm In reply to Locking a Win95 workstati ...

On the Window CD in the apptools folder which is in the admin folder is a folder called poledit. copy it to your local hard drive and run the poledit.exe. This is a great little utility that you can use restrict access to the control panel and desktop plus much more. Also as mentioned previously password protect the bios setup.

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