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"Pushing" Time to NT Servers

By suzanne_russell-gibson ·
I have an NT environment (7 NT4SP6 servers)where the user has a requirement to change the time of the environment on an ad hoc basis. At present I use the ntreskit utility soon.exe to force the servers to run a net time against the central time server.
I am looking for a utility that will "push" time to the servers automatically and quickly instead, as soon.exe has a delay.

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by tschmuki In reply to "Pushing" Time to NT Serv ...

Why not using the time service utility w32time.exe from MS on the servers - I'll send it via e-mail to you. With this utility you can either use a local server or a NTP server as time source. To synchronize the time on the clients add a net time sting to the users log-on script. Don't forget to give the user the permission to change the system time on Windows NT Workstation.

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W32Time and/or Timeserv both pull time from the "time server" to the machine the utility is running on. This is opposite to what I need to do. As stated in the question, I need a utility that can push time to a nominated server at will and especially not scheduled.

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by strong002 In reply to "Pushing" Time to NT Serv ...

We use a program like w32time.exe for our main server and made a bat for all the other servers and clients. The bat is "Net Time \\Mainservername /set /y. The user must have permission to set the time. You can place the bat in the all users login scripts and use the AT command to set servers.

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"Pushing" Time to NT Servers

W32Time and/or Timeserv both pull time from the "time server" to the machine the utility is running on. This is opposite to what I need to do. As stated in the question, I need a utility that can push time to a nominated server at will and especially not scheduled.

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by C-Dub In reply to "Pushing" Time to NT Serv ...

We use timeserv.exe which is also in the Resource Kit. It creates a service and depending on the associated ini file you can tell it how often you would like it to update the time. I can email it and a copy of ours if you wish.

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"Pushing" Time to NT Servers

W32Time and/or Timeserv both pull time from the "time server" to the machine the utility is running on. This is opposite to what I need to do. As stated in the question, I need a utility that can push time to a nominated server at will and especially not scheduled.

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"Pushing" Time to NT Servers

W32Time and/or Timeserv both pull time from the "time server" to the machine the utility is running on. This is opposite to what I need to do. As stated in the question, I need a utility that can push time to a nominated server at will and especially not scheduled.

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"Pushing" Time to NT Servers

W32Time and/or Timeserv both pull time from the "time server" to the machine the utility is running on. This is opposite to what I need to do. As stated in the question, I need a utility that can push time to a nominated server at will and especially not scheduled.

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by Trevalen In reply to "Pushing" Time to NT Serv ...

The best time utility I have ever used is k9. I believe it will do you want you. It installs as a service on all client machines and takes only a few minutes to update time across your entire network. It is a very small service that listens for NTP broadcasts, changing the clocks as soon as the broadcast is received. The website for k9 is http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk I hope this helps.

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