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NT Machines: System time problems

By computer_blues ·
Help!! We have two NT4.0/SP6 workstations that constantly display the incorrect time. Their time can be corrected, and then 20 minutes later... they are off again. One of the servers advances the time 'forward' fairly rapidly. The other server laggs behind fairly rapidly. The servers are not on a domain. They are responsible for their own time. Both are DNS servers, one external (DMZ), the other internal (DNS,DHCP). Both have Norton Anti-virus installed. No software/ hardware changes have been made. Have googled the web for solutions, none found. Problem is about two weeks old. Need help fast. Thanks.

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by j.lupo In reply to NT Machines: System time ...

I am not certain this will help, but I found a link that may have your answer: http://www.beaglesoft.com/mainfaqclock.htm

Now this is their FAQ about system clocks for NT and other systems. I think you may find what you are looking for in this FAQ. I hope it helps.

Good Luck and don't forget to rate your answers and close the question when you have your solution. :)

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by computer_blues In reply to

Thanks. Link provided some very helpful (educational) information about how the pc time works. The link to the time_sync software "Clockwatch" was helpful, but the software must be purchased. Thanks.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to NT Machines: System time ...

I suggest installing Time Service from the NT Resource Pack to sync the time to a good NTP source to ensure correct time every time.

http://www.niceties.com/TimeServ.html
http://attrition.org/security/denial/w/timeserv.dos.html

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by computer_blues In reply to

Thanks. The links provided where helpful. I was not aware of TimeServ. But, I'm having trouble finding the utility. The Microsoft Windows NT Resource kit is hard to come by. I downloaded what I thought was it, but no TimeServ utility was included. Thanks.

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by @lberto In reply to NT Machines: System time ...

Hello there,

It could be a battery issue, however, there is another easy way to solve this problem, and it is very easy.
There is a software call net time, you can download it from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=10109
Just install it and your problems will go away, what is does is very simple, it just creates a service running on your machine, this service will query the atomic time from servers on the world and will keep your Workstations, servers os standalone computers sincronized with them.
Give it a try and let me know,

Cheers,

@lberto

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by computer_blues In reply to

Thanks. The link was very helpful. The NetTime software seems to work great so far. I did find another software called "nstime" that seems to work great for my problem as well. Thanks again!

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by richard.l.bourgeois In reply to NT Machines: System time ...

You will need to purchase the Microsoft? Windows NT? Server Resource Kit to obtain the necessary files for installing the Time Service that communicates with NTP. If you already have the kit, you may also want to obtain Supplement 4, which is now available without a subscription to the Resource Link on Microsoft.com. The most recent files have a date of 5/19/99 with a 4:29 PM timestamp.

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by computer_blues In reply to

Thanks for information on the Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit. I looked for ways to download it, but I guess it's only available by purchasing. Between the NetTime,and NStime software... I have a solution the work out for the time being.

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