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help time running out

Posted on 2005-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
i have 2 windows 2000 main and station 1 i want the time on station1 to syn with main. is there anyway to do this with a script?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The command is


If this is a domain, then you should setup the PDC Emulator (probably the first DC you created unless you've moved the rols) to sync with an internet time source.  Then the clients, using the Windows Time Service, Should sync up by themselves, if they are domain members.

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there in a workgroup wil it work there no server at the location. and he battery on the station died
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Lee W, MVP earned 120 total points
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You would need to create a script like this:


Replace Password, Username, and Server with those appropriate for your network.

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Windows 2000 has the ability to sync time from an outside source.  If you have a full time internet connection syncing time via an SNTP service is a good method also.

To do that you have configure the machine to sync from an outside source.  This can be done for both machines or just the one.  

See Microsoft Article 216734 for the method to do this. ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q216734/ )

After that is set, you can search the net for a myriad of time sync servers for sntp.

Find one you like and you can set it quite easily.

Net Time /setsntp:%timeserver%

You can also specify multiple servers within the registry.

You can check your settings with:

Net Time /querysntp

This returns the current time sync server that your machine is looking for.

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