Setting network time

Here is an overview of Windows Time Service.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307897


Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then
automate the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server
last time it knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down
for 24 hrs until W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid
that situation. And want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen
again. TIA.

Gary Polvinale
Denton ATD


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Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then automate
the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server last time it
knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down for 24 hrs until
W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid that situation. And
want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen again. TIA.

Gary Polvinale
Denton ATD


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I sync my users once a day when they log in through a start up batch file
and give them a desk top short cut to manually update their time if they
suspect that their computer is "wrong"

Shirley

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From: Gary Polvinale [mailto:garyp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:55 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Setting network time

Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then automate
the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server last time it
knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down for 24 hrs until
W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid that situation. And
want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen again. TIA.

Gary Polvinale
Denton ATD


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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I use a utiltiy called AboutTime. It contacts NASA, the US Naval
Observatory etc to get the right time on a schedule you set. It can also
act as a time server for the rest of the pc's on your network. My own
workstation is on 24/7 and has a serious time drift problem (maybe all the
1's & 0's on my hard drive are warping the local gravitation field :-)

Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shirley Graver" <shirleyg@...>
To: <vantage@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Setting network time


>
> I sync my users once a day when they log in through a start up batch file
> and give them a desk top short cut to manually update their time if they
> suspect that their computer is "wrong"
>
> Shirley
>
> _____
>
> From: Gary Polvinale [mailto:garyp@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:55 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Setting network time
>
> Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then
automate
> the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server last time
it
> knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down for 24 hrs until
> W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid that situation.
And
> want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen again. TIA.
>
> Gary Polvinale
> Denton ATD
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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Gary,
I have used a cool little utility called Tardis2000 in the past. You can
set one computer to check the time of other time servers (it has an
extensive list built in) and then have it serve out to local network. Each
client needs a utility included with Tardis called K9 or K9NT depending.
This can be run as a service on NT based computers. You can have them sync
as often as you feel reasonable.
This is shareware (I don't recall the details), and available from
Download.com if I am not mistaken.
Good luck,
Aaron Hoyt
Vantage Plastics
PS. Charles, is the time warp toward the future or past? I might be
interested in a visit. :)



-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Paluska - HPN [mailto:cpaluska@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 3:08 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] Setting network time



I use a utiltiy called AboutTime. It contacts NASA, the US Naval
Observatory etc to get the right time on a schedule you set. It can also
act as a time server for the rest of the pc's on your network. My own
workstation is on 24/7 and has a serious time drift problem (maybe all the
1's & 0's on my hard drive are warping the local gravitation field :-)

Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shirley Graver" <shirleyg@...>
To: <vantage@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Setting network time


>
> I sync my users once a day when they log in through a start up batch file
> and give them a desk top short cut to manually update their time if they
> suspect that their computer is "wrong"
>
> Shirley
>
> _____
>
> From: Gary Polvinale [mailto:garyp@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:55 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Setting network time
>
> Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then
automate
> the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server last time
it
> knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down for 24 hrs until
> W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid that situation.
And
> want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen again. TIA.
>
> Gary Polvinale
> Denton ATD
At 03:23 PM 1/12/2005, you wrote:
> > Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then
> automate the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server
> last time

I don't know what micros$$t supplies with windows, but there seem to be
enough aftermarket products that I'm guessing it's pretty lame (kinda like
the "backup" utility?!)

The standard in the unix world, which you can also use with windows, is
NTP -- "network time protocol". NTP is really slick, because it never
makes any drastic clock adjustments while the system is up & running that
would confuse applications. You configure it to use an external atomic
clock source (there are lots available) and once it "learns" how much drift
there is in your server's clock, it applies minuscule adjustments every
couple minutes or so, eg: 0.01 second every five minutes. Even if a
network outage prevents it from checking with the external server, it will
continue to apply the learned adjustment factor.

Basically, you pick a main server to run ntp and sync with the outside
source. Then all your other servers and desktops sync to it.

It's pretty trivial to setup:
* Install the software (there are pre-compiled packages for windows)
* Create a config file (our unix box has this)
[ntp.conf]
server rolex.usg.edu
driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
restrict 208.62.177.32 mask 255.255.255.224 notrust nomodify notrap
* Make your OS run it at startup. Unix has: /usr/sbin/ntpd -A -p
/var/run/ntpd.pid Windows would probably configure it through
Services.msc
* Make your other windows boxes sync off it: NET TIME \\SERVER /SET /YES

Google turned up a couple good pages:
http://geodsoft.com/howto/timesync/wininstall.htm
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/ntp_spool/html/hints/winnt.html


-Wayne Cox
Twenty Three, Inc. -- Information Technology Consulting
828-685-2338



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Try this link here:
http://www.sanx.org/tipShow.asp?articleRef=76

hth,

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Polvinale [mailto:garyp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:55 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Setting network time



Anyone have the notes on how to set and sync network time and then automate
the time setting process? When I reset mine on the main server last time it
knocked users off the network or slowed them way way down for 24 hrs until
W2K active directory calmed down. I'm trying to avoid that situation. And
want to automate the time sync so it doesn't happen again. TIA.

Gary Polvinale
Denton ATD


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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