Locked Re: Time sync issues

Bill Somerville

On 09/12/2019 03:06, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
We have a club station that some members want to run FT8 on. There is a laptop there for use, but no Internet access. Of course, the clock is always off. We can use a cellphone for a hotspot to give Internet access, but forcing the clock to sync requires admin privileges. I know the Meinberg and Dimension 4 apps have been mentioned. I'm sure they need admin rights to install, but do they need admin rights to actually run and sync the clock? If one of them will work, we can probably get it installed, then the user can use his smartphone hotspot to keep the laptop on time while they are using it.

Michael WA7SKG
Hi Michael,

I don't know about Dimension4, but the Meinberg NTP Client installs a service to run ntpd and that has the necessary rights to adjust the system clock. Other than a UAC pop up when installing there is no need for any elevated rights for the normal day to day user.


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