Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Clients changing system date and time and affecting Internet

Learn why changing system date and time information can wreak havoc on your network.

I have a Windows 2000 server with Windows 2000 Pro station and WinXP. If everyone is logged on with current date and time all is well. But, clients in the accounting department sometimes change the system date and then users on the Internet get an access denied error. How can I avert this problem?
Active Directory relies on the system date and time to create the encryption it uses for authentication. If the times are different for the workstation and server, the authentication will fail. I suggest that your accounting department might stop changing the system date and time.

Dig Deeper on Microsoft Hyper-V management

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.