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change time without admin rights?

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chaos

#1
Is there any way to change the time in Vista Business without admin rights?
This seems like such a no brainer that users will need to change/correct
their clocks from time to time in addition to having auto scripts set the
time at login. But with this admin rights restriction, I would have to give
users admin rights or an admin user account info JUST to change the time?
Sounds like a pretty lame security measure! That same admin rights and/or
account will allow my users to add/remove/change programs at will regardless
of whether its been tested or authorized by the office!!! Which defeats one
of our primary security protocol!! Maybe there's a way to allow this change
of time without admin rights that I don't know of?
 

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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
Assuming the system startup allows entering the BIOS setup, the time can be
set there. Little good it does though, since Windows, having an Internet
connection, syncs the time every ten days with time.windows.com

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"chaos" <chaos@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Is there any way to change the time in Vista Business without admin
> rights?
> This seems like such a no brainer that users will need to change/correct
> their clocks from time to time in addition to having auto scripts set the
> time at login. But with this admin rights restriction, I would have to
> give
> users admin rights or an admin user account info JUST to change the time?
> Sounds like a pretty lame security measure! That same admin rights and/or
> account will allow my users to add/remove/change programs at will
> regardless
> of whether its been tested or authorized by the office!!! Which defeats
> one
> of our primary security protocol!! Maybe there's a way to allow this
> change
> of time without admin rights that I don't know of?
 

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C

chaos

#3
thanks. does this auto-sync work even though logged in user does not have
admin rights?

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Assuming the system startup allows entering the BIOS setup, the time can be
> set there. Little good it does though, since Windows, having an Internet
> connection, syncs the time every ten days with time.windows.com
>
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> "chaos" <chaos@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> > Is there any way to change the time in Vista Business without admin
> > rights?
> > This seems like such a no brainer that users will need to change/correct
> > their clocks from time to time in addition to having auto scripts set the
> > time at login. But with this admin rights restriction, I would have to
> > give
> > users admin rights or an admin user account info JUST to change the time?
> > Sounds like a pretty lame security measure! That same admin rights and/or
> > account will allow my users to add/remove/change programs at will
> > regardless
> > of whether its been tested or authorized by the office!!! Which defeats
> > one
> > of our primary security protocol!! Maybe there's a way to allow this
> > change
> > of time without admin rights that I don't know of?
>
 

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Mark L. Ferguson

#4
Yes, but it can be disabled. Doubleclick the clock in the notifications area
of the taskbar. The Time tab has that.

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"chaos" <chaos@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> thanks. does this auto-sync work even though logged in user does not have
> admin rights?
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>

>> Assuming the system startup allows entering the BIOS setup, the time can
>> be
>> set there. Little good it does though, since Windows, having an Internet
>> connection, syncs the time every ten days with time.windows.com
>>
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>> web
>> interface.
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>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>>
>> .
>> "chaos" <chaos@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:A16342AD-40ED-4A99-B8E8-C83D8A5D129D@xxxxxx

>> > Is there any way to change the time in Vista Business without admin
>> > rights?
>> > This seems like such a no brainer that users will need to
>> > change/correct
>> > their clocks from time to time in addition to having auto scripts set
>> > the
>> > time at login. But with this admin rights restriction, I would have to
>> > give
>> > users admin rights or an admin user account info JUST to change the
>> > time?
>> > Sounds like a pretty lame security measure! That same admin rights
>> > and/or
>> > account will allow my users to add/remove/change programs at will
>> > regardless
>> > of whether its been tested or authorized by the office!!! Which
>> > defeats
>> > one
>> > of our primary security protocol!! Maybe there's a way to allow this
>> > change
>> > of time without admin rights that I don't know of?
>>
 

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