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Change clock without admin rights.

Change clock without admin rights.

Is there a way to change the clock on a machine where the user is logged in without admin rights? a number (virtually everyone) of my users need their time changed but I don't have the time to manually go to each machine log them out and in as the local admin to change the time. Also I want the least disruption to users as possible. Is there a way around this? thanks for any help.

RE: Change clock without admin rights.

There are two ways of answering your question depending on your exact meaning in your question.  Do you want users to manually change time themselves or do you want it synchronised and done automatically?

Have a look  at Group Policy.

Change the system time.
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

Determines which users and groups can change the time and date on the internal clock of the computer.

This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.


On workstations and servers:
Power Users
On domain controllers:
Server Operators

307897 - HOW TO: Synchronize the Time with the Windows Time Service in Windows XP;en-us;307897&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

A lot of information is available by typing "synchronize time" in the Help and Support program.

RE: Change clock without admin rights.

You could add users group to the Local security policy setting 'Change the system time' - then they can all do it themselves (if this is desirable).

Or if this is domain with active directory, you should be able to do this there.

RE: Change clock without admin rights.

basically what I'm trying to acheive is to change the date/time on a users machine (from my desk - remotely) who does not have admin rights.

RE: Change clock without admin rights.

Use psexec (freeware from - part of pstools) to run a 'time' job on the machine - you can specify your own credentials (or any adminstrator) for the job.

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