On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Saul Glass <quati10 / gmail.com> wrote:
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> Output:
>
> 2011-11-03 11:35:47
> The system cannot accept the date entered.
> Enter the new date: (mm-dd-yy)
>
>
> Are there alternative methods for setting the systems date and time?

On Windows (client as well as Server), by default only members of the
System Service and Administrator groups can change system-wide
settings like the time and date.

You can change this via Group Policy, including for workstations not
connected to an Active Directory server.

If, in your case, the PCs *are* connected to an AD server, leave
system time changes to the AD server, otherwise you'll get to know the
Kerberos protocol more intimately than any sane person should. ;)

The question is, why don't you let Windows' and *NIX NTP
services/daemons deal with adjusting time and date (you can set up
your own NTP server, if your machines are disconnected from the
Internet).

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