Configure this client via DHCP
PresenTense Time Client can be configured to retrieve it's settings from a DHCP server on your network. This allows network
administrators to centrally manage the client configuration parameters. It also reduces the overhead in rolling out a large number of
clients on a network. Remote installation (via Microsoft SMS or similar) can be used to simply install the service and place the files
in the appropriate directories. PresenTense Time Client then fetches it's running configuration from a DHCP server upon startup. See
Configuring via DHCP for details on how to set up your server and the list of options you can
set via DHCP.
Note: If desired, you can disable this feature either via unchecking this checkbox or via DHCP. This flexible feature allows network
administrators to configure via DHCP only the first time PresenTense Time Client starts. Settings are stored permanently in the
registry and no further DHCP configuration is possible until the checkbox is manually cleared or the corresponding registry key is
Raise Service Priority
The Priority Boost setting allows you to increase the real-time priority of PresenTense Time Server in the context of the Microsoft
Windows operating system. Tasks with a higher priority receive a greater share of CPU attention. If your system runs many CPU
intensive applications, use the "Priority Class High" setting to enhance the accuracy of PresenTense Time Server.
No Default NTP Server
By default if you choose NTP Time Source or GPS Clock without setting a Fallback, PresenTense Time Server will enter a default server
for you. Sometimes this is not desirable and can cause alarm messages when operated behind a firewall. Choose this option to stop a
default server being entered.
Update CMOS clock every
The CMOS/BIOS clocks on many motherboards can drift while Windows is in operating. This causes a problem when the operating system is
rebooted as it uses the drifted time until synchronization is achieved. To minimize the drift, PresenTense Time Server can update the
CMOS/BIOS clock at regular intervals where the interval is in hours.
Note: This problem is only experienced in NTP Time Source mode and only with very accurate GPS clock sources which are locally
attached. If you are using SNTP Time Source mode or have a less accurate GPS clock source then it is not necessary to set this.