Setting the time in Win7

Tim Golden mail at
Mon Aug 22 19:41:45 CEST 2011

If memory serves, you need to enable a specific privilege to
set the time in Vista+. Just a moment...

Have a look here:

and look for SeSystemtimePrivilege generally. Sorry; I'm
a bit rushed at the moment. Feel free to post back if
that isn't clear


On 22/08/2011 17:35, Bob Greschke wrote:
> Permissions!
> We're running in an account as an administrator (the only account on the
> laptops) and the program just calls system(time xxxx) and system(date
> xxxx) after reading it from a connected GPS receiver. I've fiddled with
> everything I could find in the registry and with the secpol.msc program
> and there doesn't seem to be any reason that it can't set the time, but
> it can't. Any ideas?
> Thanks!
> Bob

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