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Novell time synchronisation

Posted on 2014-02-18
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Hi Guys,

Following on a previous post;

We have an IBM server with VMWare & Novell Netware 6.5 installed on a virtual machine.

I am unable to get the time-zone correctly configured on the server so that the workstations show the correct time.

It is only the XP workstations showing the incorrect time, and I am starting the wonder if the XP client is not the culprit.

The time-zone on the server has been set to UTC+2, and the time-zone on the XP workstations is indeed correct.  (Harare / Pretoria for South Africa)

The time on the host-machine is also correct, and when checking the time in Novell console, it shows the correct time on the bottom line of the two time indicators.

Is there a way to stop the XP Novell client synchronising the time from the server to the workstation?
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Question by:Rupert Eghardt
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by:Sandy
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Disable time sync with host in virtual machines and let it sync with Novell. I am assuming you have NTP configured on it.

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by:Rupert Eghardt
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In WMWare on the host machine, configuration, time setting,
It says NTP service disabled / stopped
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by:Sandy
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then disable time sync from vm properties.

TY/SA
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by:deroode
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IIRC the Novell client for XP doesn't sync time. It is better to configure your XP clients to synchronize time with an NTP server, consider using pool.ntp.org.
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by:Rupert Eghardt
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Most of the XP workstations can't sync time with NTP server, as they don't have open internet access.
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I think I found a solution,

I am using command "net time \\itdc /set /yes" in a scheduled task (at logon) where ITDC is an onsite Windows server.

It seems to schedule the time correctly according to the Windows server.

Hopefully tomorrow morning when everyone starts, their workstation times won't reset back to the Novell server.
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by:Rupert Eghardt
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Solution works
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