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File Times Change From Daylight Savings?

By ntrimmer ·
Here's the setup: NT4 domain with mixed nt4 clients & servers (sp 6a) and 2k clients & servers (at least sp2). All workstations and servers have the timezone set to eastern daylight time. A copy of the files used for our in house application is stored on our file server and on all the workstations. When changes are rolled out, the files on the file server are changed. The in house app checks the times of the local files against the times on the file server, if they are different then it downloads the correct file(s) from the file server. Being that daylight savings just rolled by, all the times on the file server were just pushed up 1 hour. So, abc.dll was 12:43pm and is now 1:43pm. That would be ok, but none of the nt4 workstations pushedthe times of the local files up an hour. Some of the 2k workstations did push the times up, though. Now when a user runs the app, all of the files are downloaded from the file server because none of the dates are right. This causes a problem becausethere are about 150 users using the app and it's made of about 70 different files. Currently updating is turned off. How can I fix this? Help!

Thanks in advance for your input, Nate

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File Times Change From Daylight Savings?

by jose_12650 In reply to File Times Change From Da ...

In W2K Server you can impose the time of the server to every workstation that logs into it by issuing a run command: net time /setsntp:fserver
(substitute the fserver with the actual machine name of your file server). I hope this works in WINNT.

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by ntrimmer In reply to File Times Change From Da ...

The time on the workstations are fine. We have a net time line in our logon scripts that sets the time to pdc, which is running a clock sync software. Like I said the time is ok, but I think when daylight savings went by, something happened on the file server (and some of the 2k workstations) that caused all of the file's times to be pushed up an hour. Ex: before daylight savings: abc.dll was created March 3, 1999 2:17pm; after daylight savings: adc.dll was created March 3, 1999 3:17pm.

Thanks for the input, Nate

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