Unable to set internet time - vista

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am unable to sync my clock with our domain time server. Everyone on the internet has a "Internet time settings" tab when you set the time and date.... i dont.... Ive seen ways to do it through command line using net time and w32tm.

I'm Running VIsta Ultimate SP1 on an apple MacPro

Can someone help? i'ts a huge pain as i cannot register software and stuff...

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    Thanksm but that doesn't quite solve my problems

    I do not have a tab for "set internet time". I also need to specify the time server the workstaion runs off

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    Near the bottom of the article it tells you how to do it with a command line, not using the Internet Time tab:

    Sync Clock from Command Line

    Simply open an administrative mode command prompt (right-click, Run as administrator), and then type in the following command:

    w32tm /resync

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    HIBS_ICT, any feedback?

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    is there anyway to set the time server through command line?
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    Well, this MS article is for XP, but perhaps it applies to Vista also:
    Using the NET TIME Command to Synchronize Windows XP Workstations

    I type NET TIME /? at a CMD prompt on my home pc.  And the following was given as the syntax:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\LeeTutor>net time /?
    The syntax of this command is:

    [\\computername | /DOMAIN[:domainname] | /RTSDOMAIN[:domainname]] [/SET]
             [\\computername] /QUERYSNTP
             [\\computername] /SETSNTP[:ntp server list]

    More info on the syntax is available from this page:

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