Here at work, we have around 40 computers around our store and for some reason the windows time keeps getting off even with the microsoft patch installed. My local machine in the office seems fine but the machines in the store were very random when time changed in the spring. We had computers go 1 or 2 hours ahead and sometimes 1 or 2 hours behind. The first thing I checked was the time zone but that was not it in most cases. If I corrected the time, I would just come back a few hours later to see that the time had changed back even though none of these computers are set to synchronize with an internet time server. We finally just ended up setting the majority of the computers here to not automatically adjust for daylight savings time which seemed to fix everything.........but next weekend we will have to manually update all the times again which can be time consuming especially when some of these computers are on carts and can be moved all about the store. I was thinking about making a batch program to fix this using net time but I'm getting problems there too. On my machine I get this when typing in net time:
Current time at \\SERVER is 10/26/2007 11:25 AM
Local time (GMT-06:00) at \\SERVER is 10/26/2007 10:25 AM
The command completed successfully.
So, if I try to use net time set I'll end up with my machine an hour ahead. I would really like to make this work though not only for the daylight savings thing but also because it is very important for our times to be sychronized for our software we are running.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!
All machines here run Windows XP PRO. The server is Windows Server 2003.
Edited by nemslistings, 26 October 2007 - 10:34 AM.