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How to set networked PC's to get time from one PC (WinXP)

By Peter Jarrett - Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:06:31 PM

How to set all networked PC's to take time from one PC

Note: These instructions are for Windows XP only!

If you have a Rugby clock on one PC, or are using the Internet Time service and want all the PC's on your network to take their time from it, follow the these simple instructions:

Note: This FAQ assumes you have the Radio Clock or Internet Time facility working fully on the computer that we will call the \"Time Server\".

On all machines you wish to include in the time synchronisation, right click My Computer and choose Manage. In the left panel, select Services and Applications, then Services. In the right panel, right click Windows Time and select Properties, then change the Startup Type to Automatic and click OK.

On the PC which has the radio clock attached, run the attached XPServerNetTime.bat file to activate the time server service.

Then go to each machine you wish to synchronise to the time service. Click Start>Run, Type CMD and Press Enter. In the CMD window type NET TIME /SETSNTP:NAME (where NAME is the windows name of the machine with the radio clock) and it should begin synchronising.

Then run the attached XPClientNetTime.bat file and you should see the time adjust to match the time on the Server.

This information is derived from a Microsoft Article on the Microsoft web site;en-us;216734

Warning! Performing this procedure is done so at your own risk.

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