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Change Computer's Date and Time Settings


Check your computer's date and time settings.  If your computer's clock is 5 minutes off our server's clock, then you will need to follow the steps below to update the date and time settings on your computer.

Windows 7 / Windows 8


  1. Log in to your administrator account.
  2. From the desktop, single-click the time on the taskbar.
  3. Click the 'Change date and time settings...' link.
  4. On the Date and Time tab, under Time zone: click the 'Change time zone...' button and select the time zone that corresponds with your geographical location.  JMU is (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Date and Time tab, click the 'Change date and time...' button.
  7. Adjust the clock appropriately.  Ensure AM/PM settings are correct.
  8. Click OK.


  1. Right click on the time in the upper right.
  2. Choose 'Open Date & Time Preferences' from the drop-down menu.
  3. Unlock the preference pane by single clicking the yellow lock icon in the bottom left.  Authenticate with your admin credentials.
  4. Click 'Set date and time automatically' to check the box.
  5. Click 'Time Zone' tab.
  6. Click 'Set time zone automatically...' to check the box.



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