Windows Server Sync time

Posted on 2012-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-25
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?
Question by:Daren Anderson, MSIS
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    Add the following to their login script:

    NET TIME \\ServerName /SET /YES

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    by:Daren Anderson, MSIS
    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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    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.

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