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Setting Time and Security Issues

  1. #1


    Richard B Guest

    Setting Time and Security Issues

    I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system
    time and then exits.

    When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    asking me if I want to allow this program to run.

    Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click
    "Allow" every time I startup my computer?

    Thanks,

    Richard..

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  2. #2


    Engel Guest

    RE: Setting Time and Security Issues

    Hello Richard,

    Easy solution. Maybe you need to check or change the battery for the CMOS

    <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=c2b996e5-8044-441d-b088-5ffa0f4c56bb&mid=c2b996e5-8044-441d-b088-5ffa0f4c56bb>

    Good luck
    -=-





    "Richard B" wrote:

    > I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system
    > time and then exits.
    >
    > When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    > security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    > run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    > the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    > asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >
    > Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click
    > "Allow" every time I startup my computer?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Richard..
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dick D. Guest

    Re: Setting Time and Security Issues

    Engel <Engel@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Hello Richard,
    >
    >Easy solution. Maybe you need to check or change the battery for the CMOS
    That is a completely absurd reply to what the OP has said.

    COMPLETELY absurd.

    Get outta here.

    ><http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=c2b996e5-8044-441d-b088-5ffa0f4c56bb&mid=c2b996e5-8044-441d-b088-5ffa0f4c56bb>
    >
    >Good luck
    >-=-
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"Richard B" wrote:
    >

    >> I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system
    >> time and then exits.
    >>
    >> When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    >> security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    >> run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    >> the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    >> asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >>
    >> Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click
    >> "Allow" every time I startup my computer?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Richard..
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Bob D. Guest

    Re: Setting Time and Security Issues

    Have you had any thoughts to using Vista's automatic built in time setting
    function. That's what use and it works great.

    Bob


    "Richard B" <rbillingsley@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ujYz5FYXJHA.4628@xxxxxx

    > I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system time
    > and then exits.
    >
    > When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    > security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    > run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    > the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    > asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >
    > Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click "Allow"
    > every time I startup my computer?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Richard..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    FromTheRafters Guest

    Re: Setting Time and Security Issues

    Use "Task Scheduler".

    "Richard B" <rbillingsley@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ujYz5FYXJHA.4628@xxxxxx

    >I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system time
    >and then exits.
    >
    > When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    > security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    > run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    > the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    > asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >
    > Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click "Allow"
    > every time I startup my computer?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Richard..


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Setting Time and Security Issues

    I found this reply I wrote on 10/28/2001. It is still applicable to, and
    works just fine with Vista. I have added what may help for Vista:


    "Windows XP, as loaded, automatically updates the system time every 7 days
    from one of two time (more choices available in Vista) servers. This
    interval can be changed as follows:

    Go to Start. Type regedit in the search box.

    Highlight regedit in the top pane and open the program.

    Using regedit, search (press ctrl/F) for "specialpollinterval" without the
    quotes.

    Double click on the key in the right screen.

    Click on decimal.

    You will see that the decimal value is 604800, the number of seconds in 7
    days.

    Highlight the number to edit this decimal value to any value you desire,
    remembering that there are 86400 seconds in one day, 3600 seconds in an
    hour.

    Click OK

    Press F3 to find the next instance of the same key

    Do the above for each instance of the value "specialpollinterval".

    When you get to the end of the registry, close the regedit window.

    Reboot system.

    You have now changed the polling interval of when your computer will update
    it's internal clock with that of the internet time server.

    Cheers!!!"


    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Richard B" <rbillingsley@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ujYz5FYXJHA.4628@xxxxxx

    >I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system time
    >and then exits.
    >
    > When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    > security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    > run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    > the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    > asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >
    > Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click "Allow"
    > every time I startup my computer?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Richard..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    GTS Guest

    Re: Setting Time and Security Issues

    Are you talking about synchronizing with an Internet time server or a local
    network server? I'm assuming the former.

    You can circumvent UAC for your program by using Task Scheduler as described
    in
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/wi...windows/?p=616

    Vista has built in clock synchronization which runs daily. (See Date and
    Time settings). Is there some reason you need to synch at start up?
    --

    "Richard B" <rbillingsley@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ujYz5FYXJHA.4628@xxxxxx

    >I have a small program that I to run at startup to update the system time
    >and then exits.
    >
    > When I moved to Vista I discovered this program causes some kind of
    > security issue. First I log in as an Administrator level user id. If I
    > run the program as is I get the error that the program could not update
    > the time. If I do a "run as administrator," then I get the UAC alert
    > asking me if I want to allow this program to run.
    >
    > Is there some way to make this thing work without having to click "Allow"
    > every time I startup my computer?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Richard..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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