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Time Sync PowerShell Script

Posted on 2013-12-04
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I made a script that will take the time of the PDC and send an email to me with the Time stamp. I verify the timestamp with the time received of the email alert to make sure the time is in sync (at least by a few minutes) for that client. Is there a way to add an ALERT! flag to the header if the time is off by a few minutes?


Powershell Script that I have:

$logfile="C:\users\public\tempinfo.txt"

Get-date | Out-file $logfile

$client =  (gwmi WIN32_ComputerSystem).Domain

$smtpServer = "192.168.0.1"
$smtpFrom = "email@email.com"
$smtpTo = "recipient@mail.com"
$messageSubject = "Time Synchronization Test - $client "

$message = New-Object System.Net.Mail.MailMessage $smtpfrom, $smtpto
$message.Subject = $messageSubject
$message.IsBodyHTML = $true

$message.Body = get-content $logfile

$smtp = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
$smtp.Send($message)

Remove-Item $logfile
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Question by:Allanore
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by:Leon Fester
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Is there a way to add an ALERT! flag to the header if the time is off by a few minutes?

You cannot modify the header of the email as it is created by the SMTP server when the email is processed. Unless you need the header somewhere else.

Not sure what issue you are trying to resolve but on a separate topic; if you have a PDC then you have Active Directory installed. Active Directory allows a time sync difference of 5 minutes on each side of the PDC time. If the time is out by more than this value then the Host OS will try to re-sync the time from the PDC.
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Rich Weissler earned 500 total points
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Interesting.  The only real option I see is to add a priority to the MailMessage.  I know some clients will mark with a red '!' for both 'High Priority' messages or 'High Importance'.
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