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hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164206] Wed, 17 June 2009 16:40 Go to next message
Gunno  is currently offline Gunno
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Registered: July 2009
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Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in date and
times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want to set
this, not a domain joined machine.

thanks,
Gunter
Re: hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164208 is a reply to message #164206] Wed, 17 June 2009 19:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marcin  is currently offline Marcin  United States
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Registered: July 2009
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Gunter,
non privileged accounts do not have ability to alter these settings - so is
there a particular reason you are looking to hide their GUI representation?
Members of local Administrators group will be able to change local group
policy anyway...

hth
Marcin

"Gunno" <Gunno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6E305E0A-AEB6-4B5F-8367-2B9F9CA336BF@microsoft.com...
> Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in date and
> times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want to
> set
> this, not a domain joined machine.
>
> thanks,
> Gunter
Re: hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164225 is a reply to message #164208] Thu, 18 June 2009 02:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gunno  is currently offline Gunno
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi Marcin,
yes, we set a specific value for the time server (eg. 10.0.0.1). And here's
the situation. when an admin log on the server and looks at the time and date
properties, he will still see the "time.windows.com" settings. Also per
default the "Automatically syncronize with an Internet time server" option is
enbled, even that we configure another IP as time server. Now, if the admin
accidentially clicks on OK, the configure IP address is overwritten by
"time.windows.com".

By hiding the "Internet Time" tab when want to avoid this.

Is this possible. I have not found a solution yet.

thanks,
Gunno

"Marcin" wrote:

> Gunter,
> non privileged accounts do not have ability to alter these settings - so is
> there a particular reason you are looking to hide their GUI representation?
> Members of local Administrators group will be able to change local group
> policy anyway...
>
> hth
> Marcin
>
> "Gunno" <Gunno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6E305E0A-AEB6-4B5F-8367-2B9F9CA336BF@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in date and
> > times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want to
> > set
> > this, not a domain joined machine.
> >
> > thanks,
> > Gunter
>
>
>
Re: hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164227 is a reply to message #164225] Thu, 18 June 2009 03:02 Go to previous message
Gunno  is currently offline Gunno
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
OK, I can use a different approach as well. I change the reg key that
configure the default values and add my IP to it, like:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersio n\DateTime\Servers]
@="0"
"1"="time.windows.com"
"2"="time.nist.gov"
"3"="time-nw.nist.gov"
"4"="time-a.nist.gov"
"5"="time-b.nist.gov"
"0"="10.0.0.5"

That should also help.

Thanks,
Gunno

"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Hello Gunno,
>
> Even if you find a way, an administrator can change anything you configure.
> So don't make them admins if you don't trust them.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > Hi Marcin,
> > yes, we set a specific value for the time server (eg. 10.0.0.1). And
> > here's
> > the situation. when an admin log on the server and looks at the time
> > and date
> > properties, he will still see the "time.windows.com" settings. Also
> > per
> > default the "Automatically syncronize with an Internet time server"
> > option is
> > enbled, even that we configure another IP as time server. Now, if the
> > admin
> > accidentially clicks on OK, the configure IP address is overwritten by
> > "time.windows.com".
> > By hiding the "Internet Time" tab when want to avoid this.
> >
> > Is this possible. I have not found a solution yet.
> >
> > thanks,
> > Gunno
> > "Marcin" wrote:
> >
> >> Gunter,
> >> non privileged accounts do not have ability to alter these settings -
> >> so is
> >> there a particular reason you are looking to hide their GUI
> >> representation?
> >> Members of local Administrators group will be able to change local
> >> group
> >> policy anyway...
> >> hth
> >> Marcin
> >> "Gunno" <Gunno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6E305E0A-AEB6-4B5F-8367-2B9F9CA336BF@microsoft.com...
> >>
> >>> Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in
> >>> date and
> >>> times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want
> >>> to
> >>> set
> >>> this, not a domain joined machine.
> >>> thanks,
> >>> Gunter
>
>
>
Re: hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164228 is a reply to message #164225] Thu, 18 June 2009 02:34 Go to previous message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hello Gunno,

Even if you find a way, an administrator can change anything you configure.
So don't make them admins if you don't trust them.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


> Hi Marcin,
> yes, we set a specific value for the time server (eg. 10.0.0.1). And
> here's
> the situation. when an admin log on the server and looks at the time
> and date
> properties, he will still see the "time.windows.com" settings. Also
> per
> default the "Automatically syncronize with an Internet time server"
> option is
> enbled, even that we configure another IP as time server. Now, if the
> admin
> accidentially clicks on OK, the configure IP address is overwritten by
> "time.windows.com".
> By hiding the "Internet Time" tab when want to avoid this.
>
> Is this possible. I have not found a solution yet.
>
> thanks,
> Gunno
> "Marcin" wrote:
>
>> Gunter,
>> non privileged accounts do not have ability to alter these settings -
>> so is
>> there a particular reason you are looking to hide their GUI
>> representation?
>> Members of local Administrators group will be able to change local
>> group
>> policy anyway...
>> hth
>> Marcin
>> "Gunno" <Gunno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6E305E0A-AEB6-4B5F-8367-2B9F9CA336BF@microsoft.com...
>>
>>> Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in
>>> date and
>>> times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want
>>> to
>>> set
>>> this, not a domain joined machine.
>>> thanks,
>>> Gunter
Re: hide "Internet Time" tab in date and times properties window [message #164229 is a reply to message #164228] Thu, 18 June 2009 02:45 Go to previous message
Gunno  is currently offline Gunno
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
It's not that we don't trust the admins of these servers. We just want to
avoid that they make mistakes that we could have prevented. And by the way,
why is the UI still showing the "time.windows.com" setting, even if you
configure the time source to be a different IP.

I heard that it's possible to hide the tab, I just haven't found out how.

But thank for your general advice.

Gunno

"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Hello Gunno,
>
> Even if you find a way, an administrator can change anything you configure.
> So don't make them admins if you don't trust them.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > Hi Marcin,
> > yes, we set a specific value for the time server (eg. 10.0.0.1). And
> > here's
> > the situation. when an admin log on the server and looks at the time
> > and date
> > properties, he will still see the "time.windows.com" settings. Also
> > per
> > default the "Automatically syncronize with an Internet time server"
> > option is
> > enbled, even that we configure another IP as time server. Now, if the
> > admin
> > accidentially clicks on OK, the configure IP address is overwritten by
> > "time.windows.com".
> > By hiding the "Internet Time" tab when want to avoid this.
> >
> > Is this possible. I have not found a solution yet.
> >
> > thanks,
> > Gunno
> > "Marcin" wrote:
> >
> >> Gunter,
> >> non privileged accounts do not have ability to alter these settings -
> >> so is
> >> there a particular reason you are looking to hide their GUI
> >> representation?
> >> Members of local Administrators group will be able to change local
> >> group
> >> policy anyway...
> >> hth
> >> Marcin
> >> "Gunno" <Gunno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6E305E0A-AEB6-4B5F-8367-2B9F9CA336BF@microsoft.com...
> >>
> >>> Is there a reg key that allows me to hide "Internet Time" tab in
> >>> date and
> >>> times properties window. It is a standalone server 2003 where I want
> >>> to
> >>> set
> >>> this, not a domain joined machine.
> >>> thanks,
> >>> Gunter
>
>
>
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