Thursday, October 16, 2008

Setting the time on Windows XP with NTP

I finally got around to installing ntp on our servers to help keep the times in the logs in sync with each other. It occurred to me that you might be able to do the same in Windows XP, and it happens to be trivial:

  1. Double click the clock on the task bar.

  2. Select the internet time tab

  3. Enter an ntp server near you, e.g. for Ireland. Read for other locations.

XP will update the time every week as long as you're on the net.

1 comment:

Michael Hinds said...

Works in Vista too, just right click the clock, select "Adjust Date/Time". There's a UAC wrapper so you have one more button to press :)