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Set client to Samba server time

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How to I get my win98 clients to set their system time from the Samba server at login.

I set TIME SERVER = YES in my smb.conf.

I can type NET TIME /YES on my clients and get them to set their time to the server.

How do I get them to do it automatically
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The slickest way is to install & enable an NTP daemon (xntp3) on the Linux box. And install any of the NTP clients on the windows boxes. If the NTP client are sstrted when a user logs in, they'll keep the clocks in sync regardless of how long that user is logged in.

If your server has Internet access, you can have xntp3 sync your clock to a master timekeeper on the Internet. And of course you can use that instance of xntp3 to sync the clocks on other than windows boxes.
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NTP is running on the server.

What "NTP client" on the win boxes?
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Do you mean like Tardis or K9?
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Yep, and there's a couple of others listed on http://web.skybus.com/tucows/sync95.htm. I use the 4D client at work where we have NT & Unix developers working out of shared (from Unix via Samba or TotalNet) data areas. We have to keep the clocks within a minute of each other or make gets very upset. I just put it in the Startup group and run it minimized when the user logs in.
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Thanks for the help!

I decided add the command NET TIME /yes to the login script. I didn't want to install a program on the clients if I didn't have to.

You seem to answer a lot of questions for everybody. Your a great resource thanks for taking the time to help.

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