Server uptime measure

When I go to NIC card status it shows 60days, on the desktopinfo.exe shows only 7 days.   Why is that different and which one is more accurate?
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Tiras25Asked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
The NIC shows uptime for the network connection, so it will only show how long it's been since the network has shown connectivity. I don't know what desktopinfo.exe monitors, since it's a third party utility, but you can get the most accurate info from a WMI query in Powershell. http://techibee.com/powershell/get-uptime-of-microsoft-windows-operating-system-using-powershell/138 has info on doing that.
Tiras25Author Commented:
OKay the powershell shows exactly the same as NICs.  I guess I should trust NICs.
Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Desktopinfo might be reporting the uptime of the program itself, so yeah, I'd trust the NIC's first.
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quizwedgeCommented:
Looks like acbrown2010 got it, but for confirmation, check out http://www.petri.co.il/check-uptime-in-server-2008.htm for lots of ways to see what the server uptime is.
AirShieldCommented:
Personally, i like the cmd command: net statistics server
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Last System Boot Time powershell

([wmi]"").ConvertToDateTime((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootuptime)

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