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Set Date and Time Action


<AMSETSYSTEMTIME SERVER="ServerName" /><AMSETSYSTEMTIME SETTIME="%DateSerial(2007,10,26) + TimeSerial(14,55,28)%" />

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Sets the system clock to an Internet time server if the first option is selected.  If the first server in the list does not respond, then the next will be tried and so on.  Or the system time will be set to the date and time specified in the second option.

Practical Usage

Useful in setting the system clock to the correct value at a regular interval.


General Tab

Synchronize with Internet Time Server

Text, Optional - Default NONE

Use a specific time server

Text, Optional - Default seconds

When checked, provides a list of time servers to select from.

The available options are:


Specifies the Internet port to use.

Set to specific date and time

Allows you to set a specific date and time.


Click this button to add increments of time to the current system time. Increments range between the last thirty seconds and the next five years.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.


<AMSETSYSTEMTIME SETTIME="%DateAdd( &quot;yyyy&quot;, -5, CStr( Now() ))%" />