Clocks on a few machines in my domain change

April 19, 2011 at 07:37:46
Specs: Windows XP, D/C Pent
Okay, I'm quite aware of the DST issue with XP, but I'm having an issue with the clocks changing by -1hr every time they are rebooted.

I have installed the XP DST patch on the machines, and even added NET TIME \\servertosynchwith /SET /YES to the logon script and the time still drops an hour.

Any other ideas on this?

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April 19, 2011 at 08:41:28
Click on the time on the task bar and the internet time tab. Uncheck the synchronize time option. Check to see if the computers lose a little time over a period of time. If so you might have to change the BIOS battery.
I had that problem a few weeks ago when I changed a motherboard in one of my computers and the battery was dead. I had to adjust the time often, usually from the BIOS. When I'd startup the internet synch would adjust it usually ahead an hour but sometimes back. I changed the battery it fixed the problem.

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April 19, 2011 at 09:07:48
Yah, my first thought was a CMOS battery, but I knew the battery wasn't dead on over 20 brand new machines. LOL I've tried unchecking the sync time box, and leaving it checked and both ways the systems still change the time. I resolved it a few minutes ago by adding a batch file to the startup folder on each local machine affected by this issue. I just added NET TIME \\SERVER /SET /YES in the batch file and it syncs with one of our servers at boot. Works for me. =)

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