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By xmalice ·
I need to find a way to synch the time on all of my servers and workstations. I understand that I may use a logon script such as: NET TIME \\PDCNAME /SET /YES to do so. Here is where my problem comes in. My PDC which is the server who's time I want everything else to be synchronized with is in Chicago. I have two other offices that are on the same domain that are in two totally different states. I want to synch the time on them with the time on the PDC however, I want them to reflect the correct time for the time zone they are in. Does anyone know if this would be possible? If so, is it possible to accomplish with the use of login scripts?

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by lewey04 In reply to NTP On A WAN

I just set the timezone on one pc to Pacific Standard Time and left my other pc to Central Standard time. I used the NET TIME command in both directions and they synced up but kept their respective time zones.

That is, I did a net time and they both used GMT to sync each other up but kept their own time zone settings. I hope this helps.

Good luck.

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by xmalice In reply to NTP On A WAN

Thankyou for your input. After reading your reply I realized that my PDC was set for some reason on London time when it should be set on Central Standard time. This is the reason I could not get the login script to correctly synch up the times. It was compensating for the timezone difference between London and my location (Florida). I may have never noticed it had I not seen the letters GMT in your reply. Thanks again.

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by GLM In reply to NTP On A WAN

I believe this will work with just the net time command. As long as the time zone is set correctly for each local machine in the date / time applet in control panel, the clocks will synchronize and keep their local time zone. Net time doesn't change the zone.

Instead of a login script, we use NTP on one box and then use the command scheduler from the NT 4 resource kit to run the net time command. That way the servers sync whether or not we log in to them.

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