Date printed: 11-20-2017   Last updated: 02-19-2007

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Applies to versions: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6



Adjusting Time/Date Settings



TimeIPS synchronizes its time with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server or, if an Internet connection is not available, by its own hardware clock.
NOTE: If your display is off by one hour but the web pages show the correct time, restart your TimeIPS station.

Security Level Required: System Administrator

Using the left pane Main Menu, click on: Administration » System Administration » System Settings







NOTE: Changing the time zone adjusts how time is displayed, but does not affect the actual time or time worked.

WARNING: Changing your time by restarting the NTP or manually adjusting the time may affect past time events, as well as time worked for currently clocked in employees. Ensure that all employee's are clocked out before adjusting the time to maintain the integrity of employee's time worked.

NOTE: Changing the time zone adjusts how time is displayed, but does not affect the actual time or time worked.

If you have an active "always on" Internet connection:

  1. Select the Time Zone from the pull-down menu.
  2. NOTE: If you have unique Daylight Savings Time boundaries, see "Editing DST Boundaries" below.

  3. Click on the Apply Changes button.
  4. Once the page refreshes, click on the Restart NTP button on the Automatic Time Synchronization tab.
  5. Once the page refreshes, click on the Restart Server button to restart the system, synchronizing the hardware clock with the software.

If you do NOT have an active "always on" Internet Connection OR you are setting the time and date for the first time:

  1. Select the Use Local Clock tab and adjust the time and date appropriately.
  2. NOTE: If you have unique Daylight Savings Time boundaries, see "Adjust Daylight Savings Time Boundaries" below.

  3. Click on the Apply Changes button to save the changes.
  4. Once the page refreshes, click on the Restart Server button to restart the system, synchronizing the hardware clock with the software.
  5. NOTE: TimeIPS stores time on a battery clock when it is without power. The battery clock's time is reset to the TimeIPS system time during reboot. Therefore, Restart Server after adjusting the Time Settings.

Adjust Daylight Savings Time Boundaries

To view, edit, or adjust your time zone's Daylight Savings Time start and end dates and times, click on the "Edit DST boundaries for this timezone" link under the Time Zone pull-down.


Daylight Saving-Summer Time Administration

Use the onscreen instructions to add or edit daylight savings time boundaries.



See Also:
Check the Client's Time Zone (1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6)
Adjust a Client's Network Settings (1.3, 1.4, 1.5)

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