how to change the time on my computer if I don't have admi rights?

Posted on 2014-08-01
Last Modified: 2014-08-01
hi experts,

 i have a laptop with no admin rights not even to change the time clock. is there a way to run a command to change this and run it as administrator so it can prompt me for credentials?
Question by:frankbustos
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    by:John Hurst
    If you do not have rights, then I do not think you can change it.

    A domain connected machine may run a few minutes off (I see that a lot). A non-domain machines uses the Microsoft Time Server and should be accurate.

    Any decently new machine adjusts twice a year for Daylight Saving Time where applicable.

    Is your time way off?

    Author Comment

    yes it's three hours ahead of time. I do have the local admin password but when i logon as the local admin and change the time and then have the user logback in the times changes don't reflect on when she's logged on.
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    It would appear the time zone is incorrect. Windows comes with the wrong time zone (from my perspective) - 3 hours out.

    Log in as the user, change the time zone and when asked, authenticate with your user name and password. That will work.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Lee W, MVP
    Have you checked the time zone to ensure it's correct?

    Time does not reset based on user.

    Author Closing Comment

    got it thanks! time zone was incorrect!
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    by:John Hurst
    @frankbustos  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.

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