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    Computer Time/Clock

    Why do our computer clocks consistently run fast? We have XP and Win2000 systems that are various ages and they all run fast. We are using a software program for our time clock which takes the time from the computer system and we need this to be accurate. One answer I got was that the older processors tend to not be accurate, I find that bogus since our systems are all different ages and some within 2 years new. I reset the clock and it works it way back up to being 10 minutes fast. HELP!
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    Do you have your NTP ( network time protocol ) set to automatically adjust to Internet time?

    Your personal or network firewall may prevent clock synchronization. Most corporate and organizational firewalls will block time synchronization, as do some personal firewalls.
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    If you are on a network, it's possible that your IT department has synchronized all of the clients with the server. You can reset the individual client clocks to the correct time, but when the client checks with the server again, it is reset. Is it possible that the time on the server is wrong?
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    How do I check this?
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    I don't believe that they were synchronized with the server and the individual computers are not always the same.
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    Right click on the time on the lower right of the screen.
    click on adjust timedate>Internet time.
    Check the box for auto sync.
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    To synchronize computer clock with the server clock, use the command (typing it into Start | Run dialog)

    NET TIME servername /SET /yes

    where servername is your server name on the network. You must be logon to the server to execute this command.
    If your computer is part of the domain, use /DOMAIN:domainname switch.

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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    Lynn
    <hr>Why do our computer clocks consistently run fast?<hr>
    Because the clocks are cheap and inaccurate, and always have been!

    Are your computers on a domain or a workgroup? Do you have IT techies?

    There is LOTS of stuff you can find by Googling for windows time synchronization possibly including XP and/or 2000 in the search string.

    For example, you may have to give your users the Right to change the system time on their machine. See JSI Tip 1736...

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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    It doesn't give me that option. It just allows me to check the option of Time Zone and changing to time itself - that is all.
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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    This doesn't answer your question but would it be possible for you to use something like Dimension4?

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    Re: Computer Time/Clock

    Or AboutTime Home Page (It's old, but it's also <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and it works in XP Pro.)

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