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Windows 7: NET TIME /SET Does not work as expected

02 Mar 2015   #1
MortenHa69

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
NET TIME /SET Does not work as expected

Hi good folks at Sevenforum!

Outline:
I have several LAN Clients that are not connected to the Internet. And because i run software that needs these clients to have the time synchronized, I thought I use the NET TIME Command in a batch file to perform this task.

Using NET TIME syntax: NET TIME \\TIMESRV /SET /YES I have tried to do this as suggested in several posts around on the Internet (Official MS forums as well). But it doesn't work like it says in these posts.

Problem:
I have set up a Homegroup/Workgroup on all the computers on the LAN called FLIGHTSIMMERS with 7 (I will only mention two of them to make my point) clients with the following NETBIOS Names :
  • VIPER
  • EAGLE
And since I have no DOMAIN server, I want all the other computers to sync their time using the time on VIPER. So with the following line in a batch file on VIPER:

NET TIME \\VIPER /SET /YES

I thought I was home free will all Clients set with VIPER time! (As explicitly stated in one of the posts I read)! But running the batch file does not change the time on any of my computers!

However, If I run the batch file from EAGLE it will change the time on EAGLE to VIPER time. But not any of the other computers.

Questions:
What am I missing? Is running the NET TIME command on EAGLE to get the time from VIPER the only way this command works?

If so, any suggestions to how I could get it to work my way?

Additional information:
I have disabled Internet Time option to set the time on all computers.
I have disabled the Windows Time Service (As I read that NET uses the RPC protocol and not the NTP protocol to do this task)

Some insight is much appreciated




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02 Mar 2015   #2
MortenHa69

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, after a little more research (and admitting to myself that I don't understand all the semantics of the English language), I found that this is exactly how the NET TIME command is supposed to work!

Back to the drawing board...

Looking into an application called ClockSynchro. Its payware, but I need a stable solution and 10$ isn't going to kill my budget.
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