Swith Off Time Sync MS WS 2005 R2

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a virtual XP machine running as client over Windows 2008 server using MS Virtual Server 2005 R2.  I want to do some testing the XP client where I want to back date the system date and time.  But every time I set the time, it is immediately synced in some way.  I've unchecked the sync from the internet in the Date and Time Properties dialog but it is still being synced.  How do I stop this?
Also the IE hosting the XP session keeps asking me to login as an administrator.  What group does an ordinary user need to be in to run Virtual Server?
Question by:barnesd1
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    You will have to enable a local policy on that system.  Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Windows Time Service\Time Providers\Enable Windows NTP Client

    Just simply change it to NoSync.  

    For a little more info on time and just how important it is take a look at the posts here -
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    Author Comment

    I don't understand where these setting are?  The virtual pc isn't on a domain so can't have local policy can it?
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    Yes every system that runs Windows 2000 and above has a local policy.  Go to Start -> Run and then type gpedit.msc.  From there follow the path I provided above.


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