[ntp:questions] Disable Novell-Netware-Client of setting the time

Vincent Smeets (no mail) Nobody at No.SPAM.org
Thu Sep 18 15:14:38 UTC 2003

Thank you for your answer, but it didn't help. The registry entry is just
the value of what I am setting in the properties. The entry already existed
and had the value 0.

After logging out and in again, the time was set with an offset of ~380ms.

I have found the following text in the installation and administration guide
(page 64). I don't understand the last line. Does it mean the you can't
disable the time synchronization in Windows 2000 and XP?


Login Script Command SET_TIME ON/OFF Behaves Differently on NT

Novell Client for Windows NT/2000/XP Properties > Advanced Settings contains
a Set Station Time property.
When this setting is On, the workstation time is always synchronized with
the network during GINA Login. The login script SET_TIME command has no
effect on time synchronization, because the time is being synchronized
before the script command is processed.
When the setting is Off, the SET_TIME ON script command has an effect when
scripts are run, and the workstation time is synchronized with the network.
Windows 2000 and XP both ignore the SET_TIME script command regardless of
the client property setting Set Station Time=On|Off and update the time/date
to the Netware Server Time/Date at Gina Login only. Subsequent script
executions do not make any difference as the script command seems to be

"Tom Cosgrove" <tcosgrove3579 at lineone.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.15.1063885896.1857.questions at ntp.org...>
>>> Vincent Smeets 18-Sep-03 08:43 >>>
> >
> > Hallo,
> >
> > How can I disable Novell Netware client to set the time?
> >
> > I am using Windows 2000 with Novell Netware client and
> > NTP 4.1.72.  NTP is keeping the time in sync with the other
> > computers. Every time I login using the Netware client, the time of my
> > computer is set by the Netware client to a time that differs of about
> > 500ms. By this, NTP is out of sync and needs a few hours before it is
> > in sync again. I want the time to be synchronised by NTP and not by
> > Novell!
> >
> > I want to disable Netware client of setting the time. The login script
> > doesn't contain a SET_TIME command and I have set the property of the
> > Netware client "Advanced Settings->Set Station Time" to "Off".
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Vincent Smeets
> Vincent
> Check in the registry under key
> HKLM\Software\Novell\NWGINA\Login Screen
> for a DWORD "Synchronize Time" (obviously excluding the quotes, but with
> a space between the two words).  It may not exist.  If it doesn't, try
> creating a new DWORD value with this name, and setting it to 0.  (The
> default is 1.)
> This is mentioned in Novell TID 10013637, at
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10013637.htm.
> Tom Cosgrove
> London, UK

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