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Author Topic: NET TIME /SET fails with "System error 5 has occured. Access is denied"  (Read 22701 times)

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John_L.

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    • OS: Windows XP
    When I attempt to set the time as follows:

    NET TIME \\127.0.0.1 /SET

    it works correctly.

    When I attempt to set the time thus:

    NET TIME \\local-ip-address /SET

    I get the error message:

    System error 5 has occured.
    Access is denied.

    I've verified that the following Group Permission is in effect and applies for the user in question:

    Local Computer Policy + Computer Configuration + Windows Settings + Security Settings + Local Policies + User Rights Assignment + "Change the system time"

    The Windows Time Service is started.

    (both probably obvious because the loopback works)

    "local-ip-address" machine has "Enable Windows NTP server" group permission enabled.

    The error occurs regardless of whether the Firewall is enabled or disabled.

    Windows XP SP3, Workgroup networking. A different client machine in the workgroup works, no problem.

    Is there another Group Policy or Registry value that applies here?

    Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
    « Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 02:23:12 PM by John_L. »

    _her0brin3



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      Re: NET TIME /SET fails with "System error 5 has occured. Access is denied"
      « Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 10:13:08 AM »
      You lack administrator perms

      foxidrive



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      Re: NET TIME /SET fails with "System error 5 has occured. Access is denied"
      « Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 09:32:57 PM »
      I think he's well aware of the cause - he's setting local policies and wants to know which setting needs to be changed.

      As for the OP's question - it would be a network permission I think, to utilise 'net time'.