Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Server Times

I have more than once stated that our servers (mostly NT & some 2000) need to have their times synchronized. More servers are added and they are not set to synchronize time with anything. I have noticed that clocks around here are not on time either. I imagine many people look at their computer time and set the clock to coincide with the reminders that pop up in Outlook. The local system time is set to the servers via the login script. The server is set right now so the local computers should be right tomorrow when everyone logs in. It will be interesting to see if the clocks get updated. I usually have my watch set to the right time, but kept getting to meetings a minute or two late. Imagine that, the main server that most of the others sync with was off by 2 minutes.

I am one of those people that knows a little about a lot of things, but doesn't necessarily know a lot about one thing, so there could very well be better ways of doing this.

Here is what we have done in the past. Simply run the "AT" command at the command prompt putting in the name of the appropriate server (assuming you are doing this remotely and you have the right permissions):

at \\servername

This will show you all the items scheduled on that server via the AT command.

Simply typing AT /? will give you the options available for the command. If the options are rolling off the screen you can always add the pipe symbol followed by more.

at /? | more

Here is what we have used on servers in the past (serverX being the name of the server that has the correct time that you want to sync with):

at \\servername 6:00 /every:m,t,w,th,f,s,su net time \\serverX /set /y