Change the system time (Windows)

Module: Account Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports accounts with rights to change the system time. Having an accurate system time is critical for auditing and tracing unauthorized activities on the computer system. Modifying the system time can also be used to circumvent software licensing or other time-based controls. You can use the name list to exclude or include users or security groups that are not already excluded or included by the Users to check option.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Change the system time

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105903)

  • Windows 2003 (205903)

  • Windows 2008 (248903)

  • Windows Vista (228903)

  • Windows XP (200903)

Title: Change the system time

Description:The user or security group has the right to change the system time. If the right is authorized, edit the check's name list. If this right is not authorized, use the Correct feature to revoke it.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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