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
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
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
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.
You have now changed the polling interval of when your computer will update
it's internal clock with that of the internet time server.
Windows Desktop Experience
"Richard B" <rbillingsley@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>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?