Windows Server Sync time

I have a customer that has a Windows Server 2003 network with multiple workstations but the time does not sync with the server - each workstation goes by its own time - some are off as much as 10 minutes.  So basically what happens, the employees may punch out (computer timesheet program) on one system that is earlier and then later on another one - basically playing the time game.  How can we make it so everything is synced to the server?
Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAsked:
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DerekFGConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try manual configuration:

w32tm /config / /update
w32tm /config /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync /rediscover

This will pull from an authoritative time server (, can throw it in a batch file for ease of use.
Add the following to their login script:

NET TIME \\ServerName /SET /YES
Daren Anderson, MSISPresidentAuthor Commented:
This would have been the answer IF they were connected to the server but I found out that they do not login to the server - just mainly use it for a storage device.  So now the question - is there a way to set the time on individual systems so they all match?
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