time issue on windows 10 laptop

Hello EE,

When I vpn to corporate network my time changes. Does anyone know why is that?
Also how can I check from where I am getting my time before and after the VPN.
How can I force the sync to internet.
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Most likely by way of a policy.  You can use the command from an Administrative command prompt:
w32tm /query /source

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Why would you want to change this though?  If your company uses Active Directory, time synchonization is important.  If your change is happening by way of a policy, then you may not be able to change it.


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In addition to the above, turn off location settings in Windows 10, restart and test.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Is this laptop is part of domain that you connecting to ?
If yes and Domain is in other time zone so after connection your Policy is applied and time is synchronized with DC.

This is normal situation in that case.
You must manually change time or run some bat file after VPN disconnect
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Are you using a particular VPN client?
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
The computer is in domain, the user claims this only happens after the VPN.

Turning off the location setting could be a solution but not sure.
Another thing is do I need to check his home router time settings?

No one else is having this issue./
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not have this issue with any of my VPN setups and my clients do not either. Juniper or Cisco VPN boxes and NCP Secure Entry clients
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
What about server time zone ? is it the same as computer ?
1) Is only one user having the issue or are others?
2) Does is happen on Windows 7 clients as well?
3) Does the time jump forward or backwards?
4) Have you reviewed the Event Logs on the Windows 10 workstation?
5) Try running Process Monitor while the user is connecting with the VPN to see what is causing the time change.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Thanks this command helped me to find the issue
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