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Date and Time commands do not work in Windows 7/8/10 (Set Time/Date, Synchronize Time/Date)

Last Updated a year ago

By default all date and time macro-commands do not work in Windows 7 - 10 and higher operating systems (Set Time, Set Date, Synchronize Time, Synchronize Date commands).

In Windows 7 and higher operating systems only administrators and local service applications can change system time or date on client computers. If you wish to use these commands in Windows 7 you need to add the respective privileges to system services like Net Control 2 Client module.

To add privieleges using Group Policies:
- open Computer Configuration - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Local Policies - User Rights Assignment section of a group policy.
- at right pane find and double click "Change the system time" privilege;
- click Add User or Group button;
- add SYSTEM account to the list.

For localized, non-English versions of Windows (German, French, Russian etc.) the name of SYSTEM account may differ. You need to add the actual name of the system service account used in your version of Windows. To obtain a name of system service account: open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), then on Processes tab click "Show processes from all users" button, find"ncserver.exe" process and verify name of the account for this process. This name is the system service account name.

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