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API: Retrieve NT Server's Time

Author(s)
Dev Ashish

    To retrieve the current time from a NT server, we can use the NetRemoteTOD (TimeOfDay) API function.

Note: NetRemoteTOD, as with a whole bunch of other API functions, exist only under Windows NT environment. So this code will NOT work in Windows 95 or 98.

'*************** Code Start ****************
' This code was originally written by Dev Ashish.
' It is not to be altered or distributed,
' except as part of an application.
' You are free to use it in any application,
' provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
'
' Code Courtesy of
' Dev Ashish
'
Private Type TIME_OF_DAY_INFO
  tod_elapsedt As Long  'the number of seconds _
                        since 00:00:00, January 1, 1970.
  tod_msecs As Long     'the number of milliseconds _
                        from an arbitrary starting point _
                        (system reset).
  tod_hours As Long     'current hour (0-23)
  tod_mins  As Long     'current minute (0-59)
  tod_secs  As Long     'current second (0-59)
  tod_hunds  As Long    'the current hundredth second (0-99).
  tod_timezone  As Long 'TZ of Server in Minutes from GMT
  tod_tinterval  As Long 'time interval for each tick of the _
                        clock. Each integral integer _
                        represents one ten-thousandth _
                        second (0.0001 second).
  tod_day  As Long      'the day of the month (1-31).
  tod_month  As Long    'the month of the year (1-12).
  tod_year  As Long     'Specifies the year.
  tod_weekday As Long   'the day of the week; 0 is Sunday
End Type

Private Declare Function apiNetRemoteTOD Lib "netapi32" _
  Alias "NetRemoteTOD" _
  (ByVal UncServerName As String, _
  BufferPtr As Long) _
  As Long
  
Private Declare Sub sapiCopyMemory Lib "kernel32" _
  Alias "RtlMoveMemory" _
  (hpvDest As Any, _
  hpvSource As Any, _
  ByVal cbCopy As Long)

Public Function fGetServerTime(ByVal strServer As String) As String
'*******************************************
'Name:            fGetServerTime [NT ONLY] (Function)
'Purpose:         Returns Time of Day for NT Server
'Author:          Dev Ashish
'Date:            Monday, January 11, 1999
'Called by:       Any
'Calls:           NetRemoteTOD, RtlMoveMemory
'Inputs:          Name of NT Server in \\ServerName format
'Returns:         Time of day for the NT Server
'*******************************************
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
Dim tSvrTime As TIME_OF_DAY_INFO, lngRet As Long
Dim lngPtr As Long
Dim strOut As String
Dim intHoursDiff As Integer
Dim intMinsDiff As Integer
  
  If Not Left$(strServer, 2) = "\\" Then _
    Err.Raise vbObjectError + 5000

  strServer = StrConv(strServer, vbUnicode)
  lngRet = apiNetRemoteTOD(strServer, lngPtr)
  If Not lngRet = 0 Then Err.Raise vbObjectError + 5001
  Call sapiCopyMemory(tSvrTime, ByVal lngPtr, Len(tSvrTime))
  
  With tSvrTime
    intHoursDiff = .tod_timezone \ 60
    intMinsDiff = .tod_timezone Mod 60
    strOut = .tod_month & "/" & .tod_day & "/" _
       & .tod_year & " "
    If .tod_hours > 12 Then
      strOut = strOut & Format(.tod_hours - 12 - intHoursDiff, "00") _
        & ":" & Format$(.tod_mins - intMinsDiff, "00") & ":" _
       & Format$(.tod_secs, "00") & " PM"
    Else
      strOut = strOut & Format(.tod_hours - intHoursDiff, "00") _
        & ":" & Format$(.tod_mins - intMinsDiff, "00") & ":" _
       & Format$(.tod_secs, "00") & " AM"
    End If
  End With
  fGetServerTime = strOut
ExitHere:
  Exit Function
ErrHandler:
  fGetServerTime = vbNullString
  Resume ExitHere
End Function
'**************** Code End *****************

1998-2009, Dev Ashish & Arvin Meyer, All rights reserved. Optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer