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Clock synchronization Win xp Home

By mippps ·
I have 2 PC's that are clockin / clockout machines running XP Home Windows software. Is there a way that these PC's could be synchronized to an atomic clock? They have access to the internet. Thanks for any ideas. I don't want to pay upgrade price to win xp Pro software. I know they have a third tab when you display the calendar that allows you to do this. Any way to skin this cat will be appreciated.

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by CG IT In reply to Clock synchronization Win ...

right click the time in the sys tray, choose adjust date and time, click the internet time tab. you should have 2 time servers available from the pull down. time.windows.com and time.nist.com. pick 1. click the update now radio button. time will be sync'd with an official time server you chose. down at the lower bottom the the internet time properties sheet you'll see next sync time scheduled.

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by mippps In reply to

I do not have the internet time tab you are talking about. Any idea why I don't? I have seen this tab on other win xp Home pc's but it is not displayed when i click in on these two pc's.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Clock synchronization Win ...

Usually Internet Time tab disappears if you are part of a domain (I your case XP Home cannot be part of a domain).

The only other way is to set the NTP source via command line:
NET TIME /SETSNTP:time.windows.com

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Thanks this has helped.

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by CG IT In reply to Clock synchronization Win ...

P.J.s right in that because your running XP Home edition, you should have a Internet Time Tab in Date/Time settings. Also, he's right in that if you don't have that, the only other way to configure the O/S to sync with an time service is from the command line. Note: for this to work you must first stop the time service, then configure the O/S to sync with an external time source, then start the time service.

you could just go download some utility that will do it for ya but they are like malware programs.

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by mippps In reply to

Thanks this has helped me.

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by mendenhallre In reply to Clock synchronization Win ...

try looking at your services by typing services.msc into your run box. then make sure your windows time service is started and set to automatic.

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Thanks this has helped me.

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