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How to let users to change date and time

By kirank_15 ·
Hi All,
i have windows 2003 Domain and 50 windows XP clients.Now the XP users cannot change the time and date settings because of limited previlege. How can i give them the previlege to change their time settings? I believe it can be done through Group Policy right?? but where and how??

Please advise me.!

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by bobby.gillette In reply to How to let users to chang ...

You have two relatively simple options. You can add each user account to the Power Users on each of their workstations (or the Administrators group, depending on your comfort level).

Or, you can modify default domain policy by opening AD Users and Computers. Right click on <your.domain>, click Properties... Global Policy. The setting you want *should* be found under User settings... Windows Settings if memory serves. Should be a setting to allow users to change system time...

Let me know if that helps...

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by bobby.gillette In reply to


Here's a resource that might help you out. You'll need to add your domain's Domain Users or Authenticated Users in order to allow them to change the time.

Also, do a /gpupdate /force to make sure the policy is refreshed and applied. Users may also need to logout/login again to get the updated policy.

Good luck :)

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by bobby.gillette In reply to

Having a rough morning, here's the URL I meant to put in the earlier comment :)

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by lowlands In reply to How to let users to chang ...

Easiest way is to modify/create a GPO and in
Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/User Rights Assignments, assign your domain users the right to "Change the system time".

But especially in an AD structure, it might not be the most desireable thing to have users change their systems date and time settings. If the time of the workstation is > 5 minutes different from your domain controller, it'll really mess you up. If you have everything set up properly, the workstations should already synchronize their time with the DC.

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