Deploy Time Sync payloads to synchronize the system time on Windows Rugged devices with time servers to ensure that the device fleet runs on the same clock. This profile is useful for global networks with devices in numerous time zones.

To configure a Time Sync profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add and select Add Profile.
  2. Select Windows Rugged.
  3. Configure the profile's General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Select the Time Sync profile and click the Configure button.
  5. Configure the Time Sync settings:
    Settings Descriptions
    Time Sync Method

    Select the preferred method of time sync.

    • Time Server – Select to use a Network Time Protocol server with which to sync devices such as pool.ntp.org.
    • HTTP – Select to enter a URL. This URL can be any URL. For example, you can use www.google.com.
    • SNTP – Select to enter a Simple Network Time Protocol such as time.nist.gov.
    • Console – Select to sync the device with the UEM console.
    Primary Time Server Enter the URL of the time server with which the device syncs.
    Port Enter the port the device uses to sync with the secondary server.
    Secondary Server

    Enter an optional secondary server the device can use if the primary is unavailable.

    Displays when Time Server is selected as the Time Sync Method.

    Port

    Enter the port the device uses to sync.

    Displays when Time Server is selected as the Time Sync Method.

    Sync Time Every Enter the number of minutes, hours, or days.
  6. Select Save & Publish.