[ntp:questions] Re: Audit program for scanning hosts for local time accuracy.
davep at hmgcc.gov.uk
Thu Jan 26 08:34:46 UTC 2006
> I guess I didn't ask properly, maybe this is the wrong place.
> Maybe what I asked in my original posting was too broad to accomplish in
> one fell swoop. Let's break it down a little further. Lets say I have
> 500 Windows XP/2000 workstations. 200 are in a domain to which I am an
> admin, the other 300 are not domain joined but I have access to
> credentials. If I have proper *windows* authentication there should be
> a way to query the time on all these machines. Maybe not via (S)NTP but
> some windows mechanism. I'm specifically looking to find machines which
> are not syncing properly to my Time server or are not set at all.
The NET TIME windows command will display the time at a remote machine,
however the display is only to the nearest minute - good enough to
detect a completely unsynchronised workstation perhaps? To do better you
could use the NetRemoteTOD() Win32 API call from a C program which gives
hundredths of seconds.
I'm not sure whether either of these will work in a non-domain environment.
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