Network Tab: Date/Time
The Date/Time area allows you to configure how the SMS Server obtains its date and time. You can configure the SMS Server to obtain its date and time from a network-based NTP server or you can set the date and time manually. To keep date and time consistent between the SMS Server and the devices it manages, consider configuring your SMS Server as an NTP Server, and configure the managed devices to obtain their date and time from the SMS Server. You can then configure the SMS Server to obtain its time from another NTP Server.
CAUTION: Do not set the time backwards on the SMS server as it might cause inconsistencies in system services that depend tightly on time.
WARNING: Changing the date/time information will require a system reboot.
1. Log in to the SMS from a client.
2. On the SMS toolbar, navigate to the Admin > Server Properties tab.
3. Select the Network tab.
4. In the Date/Time area enter the desired information:
- Enable Network Time Protocol (NTP)
- NTP Server 1
- NTP Server 2
- NTP Server 3
- Date/Time - If NTP was checked, this area will be grayed out.
- Time Zone - select a time zone for your area
5. Click Apply.
|Enable/Disable NTP||If the SMS Server date and time should be maintained by a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, check this box. If the date and time should be maintained locally by the SMS Server, uncheck the box. If this box is checked you must identify at least one NTP Server.|
|NTP Server 1||IP address or hostname of an NTP Server.|
|NTP Server 2||IP address or hostname of an NTP Server.|
|NTP Server 3||IP address or hostname of an NTP Server.|
|Date/Time||The current date and time of the SMS Server. The field is not selectable if one or more of the NTP Server fields is populated because the date/time is obtained from the NTP Server.|
|Time Zone||The time zone in which the SMS Server operates.|
Reference: SMS User Guide