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Hi,

I had my privilege to change the computer's system time and date disabled.  How can I enable this privilege progammatically?  I tried to use AdjustTokenPrivileges
but it doesn't seem to work.

Thanks!

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by:Cynna
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jjchua,

> I had my privilege to change the computer's system time and date disabled.How can I enable this privilege progammatically?

You can't do this if admin disabled you to use those privileges.



> I tried to use AdjustTokenPrivileges...

AdjustTokenPrivileges enables the SE SYSTEMTIME NAME privilege (that allows the time to be set) for the calling process. It "activates" your sys time privilege, provided you have one to start with (which you don't).
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by:jjchua
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Hi Cynna,

Thanks for replying to my email.  Is there a way to add this privilege programmatically?  
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Try this for WinNT (from chami):

function SetPrivilege( sPrivilegeName : string;  bEnabled : Boolean )  : Boolean;
var  TPPrev,
     TP         : TTokenPrivileges;
     Token      : THandle;
     dwRetLen   : DWord;
begin
  Result := False;
  OpenProcessToken( GetCurrentProcess, TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES  or TOKEN_QUERY, @Token );
  TP.PrivilegeCount := 1;
  if( LookupPrivilegeValue( Nil, PChar( sPrivilegeName ), TP.Privileges[ 0 ].LUID ) )then
  begin
    if( bEnabled )then  begin
      TP.Privileges[0].Attributes:= SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED;
    end else
    begin
      TP.Privileges[0].Attributes:=0;
    end;
    dwRetLen := 0;
    Result := AdjustTokenPrivileges(
                Token,
                False,
                TP,
                SizeOf( TPPrev ),
                TPPrev,
                dwRetLen );
  end;
  CloseHandle( Token );
end;

procedure ChangeSystemTime;
var st : TSystemTime;
begin
  if( SetPrivilege( 'SeSystemtimePrivilege', True ) )then begin
    GetLocalTime( st );
    //
    // change time using st structure
    // for example, to 10:30pm
    //
    st.wHour := 22;
    st.wMinute := 30;
    SetLocalTime( st );
    // or :
    // SetSystemTime( st );
    SetPrivilege( 'SeSystemtimePrivilege',  False );
  end;
end
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