Remotely Setting the Time on a Windows Machine

Use psexec.exe from an admin account on a remote system and send this command below. This can be from a Domain Admin account or if the machine you are logged onto has the same exact Admin account…

psexec \\MachineName w32tm /resync
PsExec v1.98 - Execute processes remotelyCopyright (C) 2001-2010 
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Sending resync command to local computer...
The command completed successfully.w32tm exited on MachineName with error code 0.

Then check time with…

net time \\MachineName

Note: You can specify a username to execute this command as, but the password will go over the wire in plain text. (NOT Recommended)


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