3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2013 8:22 AM by graemegaitskell

    Can you set the system time using Landesk

    graemegaitskell Rookie

      Hi,

       

      Is there any way to use LANDesk to synchronise time on the PC clients, with either the core server, or another designated server ?

       

      We have several machines that are not on our primary domain, that we now need to synchronise.

       

      We are running LANDesk 9 SP3 and the machines that we need to sync are running XP SP3 (not on domain)

       

      Any help would be appreciated.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Can you set the system time using Landesk
          leffrt SupportEmployee

          LANDesk Management Suite can be used to push a batch file, which you can create to configure the Windows Time settings.  You can do a search on the Internet on the exact commands to run on Windows XP machines to connect to an external NTP server.

          • 2. Re: Can you set the system time using Landesk
            Expert

            Hi.,

             

            Yes that right you can do this via a batch or powershell. Since you refer to Windows xp it maybe easier via a batch as you will not need to check if powershell is install or not.

             

            The main step would be the following to set the time through NTP:

            1. Stop the W32Time service with : C:\>net stop w32time
            2. Configure the external NTP server by  typing : C:\> w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:”1stNTP.domain.com, 2ndNTPserver.domain.com”
            3. Then make your  PDC a reliable NTP server with C:\>w32tm /config /reliable:yes
            4. Start the w32time service with : C:\>net start w32time
            5. You can check the NTP servers configuration by typing: C:\>w32tm /query /configuration

            Next thing is to decide is to automate the time sync, since we cannot rely on Windows to do it.

            Command for that is pretty simple : c:\w32tm /resync

             

            I hope that thsi will help and save you some time as the time switch in cmd only allow to set a value for the time on the device.

             

            JP

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            • 3. Re: Can you set the system time using Landesk
              graemegaitskell Rookie

              Thanks,

               

              I managed to 'borrow' a registry key incorporating time settings that worked, based on your help.

               

              Many thanks

               

              G