Solved

Logged into 2003 server as admin and I can't change the date/time

Posted on 2009-04-13
9
352 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Logged into 2003 server as admin and I can't change the date/time. I get the message that I don't have proper privilege....I'm logged in as administrator. When I look at the windows time in my services it says only local account has rights?? How can I add admin? Adding a new user is grayed out.
0
Comment
Question by:jmahlmann
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:zrobinson
ID: 24130407
Is this server a member of a domain?  Are you logging in as the domain administrator?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmahlmann
ID: 24130413
Yes
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:zrobinson
ID: 24130561
Right Click My Computer, select manage.

Expand Local Users and Groups, click groups, then double-click Administrators

do you see "DOMAINNAME\Domain Admins"  listed in there?  (Where DOMAINNAME == your domain)
0
Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

 

Author Comment

by:jmahlmann
ID: 24130589
I'm on a 2003 server...there is no local user and groups.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
ChiefIT earned 500 total points
ID: 24165302
It's probably controlled by a default domain GPO.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmahlmann
ID: 24194111
Yes...I had to go into the group template and modifiy some rights settings...once that was done I ran group update and everything works fine. I don't know what happen before?
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:ChiefIT
ID: 24234111
Is everything good?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmahlmann
ID: 24310572
yes...everything is working.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:ChiefIT
ID: 24310780
just as additional information.

By default the domain controller will have synchronization flags that make all clients point to it for their time. By having a defualt domain GPO, you are also telling the server to synch with itself, and you may experience time errors just on the server. If it were me, I would not create a GPO for time synchronization. If I did, create a time GPO, I wouldn't include the domain controllers.

If you remove the GPO, there is a little program called Symmtime that will synch your domain controller to an outside time server. Then, your clients will synch up to your DC for their time by default.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
Many of us need to configure DHCP server(s) in their environment. We can do that simply via DHCP console on server or using MMC snap-in on each computer with Administrative Tools installed in a network. But what if we have to configure many DHCP ser…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question