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How to test with a serverR2 machine using a large time roll forward offset

Posted on 2013-06-25
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Developer code behavior  testing; sending a transaction from a server with its clock set with a future date/time

Yes, we’re aware of the consequences of operating a domain member-server with a large  time offset.

General Process flow scenario----
From a page running on an IIS-web server, a customer submits a form populated with various information. The data in this  form is transmitted as xml to another server that processes it, injecting it into a database on another server.
They want to be able to change the date/time of the web-server so as to simulate a transaction at some future date/time.
Other than building a complete [sand box] I’ve suggested, disabling W32time, reset the date as desired and testing.

Anyone with experience or knowledge manipulating date/time of a server for testing in this manor, please post your insight(s).
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manipulating the time on a member server wont work for any domain authenticated traffic.

If you can send the data you want directly to an application using non-domain credentials (eg local user account, SQL account etc) you can get away with it.

Its actually much easier to do on a workgroup server instead of a domain one, as the domain member will moan and try to fix its own clock etc.

stopping the w32time service will stop it fixing itself.
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Since no [experiential] or direct knowledge to this question has been contributed, above that which I’ve already expressed, I am closing this as [self-solved].
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for QcHoldings's comment #a39289989

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Since no [experiential] or direct knowledge to this question has been contributed, above that which I’ve already expressed, I am closing this as [self-solved].
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My response is based on direct knowledge and offered a valid insight as requested.
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