Find computers whos time is wrong

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  • Adam Ruth

    That's a good question, I don't think that there's a straight forward simple way to do it.  One idea that comes to mind is to run a command to create a file on the computers (using remote command in PDQ Inventory or a deployment in PDQ Deploy) and then scan for that file and filter off of its creation time.

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  • Timothy Bryant

    I'd like to bring this one back up. I'm seeing a lot of older computers which have been down in our schools, unplugged while they wax. When they come back up, the time is off and sometimes they are not syncing for some reason. I created a command to deploy, net time /set /yes which generally works. I would like to find a way to compare the time between the PDC and any other computers on the network and show the ones that are off significantly. Can this be done in some way with the %TIME% variable?

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  • Mike Bratcher

    +1

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  • Stephen Valdinger

    You could do something with w32tm maybe. Hmmm, interesting problem. Put the output of w32tm /query /status into an Object in Powershell and then store that information to the registry. Then a Registry scanner in Inventory to read the data?

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  • Timothy Bryant

    I'd like to revisit this one again. Hoping someone has come up with a solution. Same issue, happen to have found a server this time that wasn't syncing time for some reason. Sometimes this is an issue that comes up and leads to a bigger problem with the machine.

    Thanks!

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  • Colby Bouma

    You might be able to do something with the PowerShell Scanner once we release that, but I think an NMS might work better. For example, Check_MK checks clock drift by default and you can configure it to send you an email alert when any targets pass the threshold.

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