Locking prevents the time or date from being changed from within Windows. The
clock locking feature allows you to lock down the date and time to prevent it
being changed by people or programs.
When activating Clock Locking in ClockWatch for the first time, you will be
asked for the administrative password. This password is used to unlock
ClockWatch from the System Tray when it is running in the lock-down mode.
In the lock-down mode the program continues to run hidden in the desktop. Its
system tray icon is invisible the regular ClockWatch clock face is replaced
by a (gray) empty space in the system tray. Passing the mouse over the area will
give an OK. Right clicking the mouse over the area will bring up the enter
password screen, the gateway back into the ClockWatch application.
and Initial Configuration
the software from the web site or from the CD-ROM.
the ClockWatch application
the clock settings options page (Options->Settings)
the Lock Clock option to initialize locking
Startup Automatically to start ClockWatch Sentry in the lock-d3on mode
whenever the user is logged in.
the administrator password or accept the default password beagle
the options (press OK)
enable Clock Locking the first time you must exit then restart the
restarting ClockWatch, notice the green Clock Locking light. This
indicates that the clock is locked.
the application to hide it in the system tray and enter the lock-down mode.
Locking in Operation -
to change the time from the Windows control panel or another Windows
Sentry detects the change and sets the clock back to its original time (within
half a second).
unauthorized time change attempt is added to the event log (Program Files/Beagle
Software/ClockWatch/eventlog.txt) specifying the date and time of the time
changing attempt, the time it occurred and the time the clock was trying to be
Sentry out of the hidden lock-down mode
Setting the time
Turning locking on and off
Changing the administration
Checking for unauthorized
time setting attempts
The monitor application
Sentry out of the Lock-Down mode
the hidden icon by slowly moving the mouse from left to right in the System
Sentry is hidden in the system tray when in the lock-down mode
you see the OK, call up the password field by right clicking the
Enter password to open ClockWatch
the administrative password to open ClockWatch
set the time to the Atomic Clock, bring Sentry out of lock-down and press
the Set Time button in ClockWatch to set the local time to an outside
timeserver. ClockWatch will unlock the clock to allow the time change.
can also be manually set by first turning off clock locking by first
stopping ClockWatch. Always stop ClockWatch by pressing the Exit
button on the main screen. Pressing Exit also turns off the monitor program.
Clock Locking on and off
can turn clock locking on or off from the Settings options tab with
can also unlock the clock by stopping ClockWatch Sentry (remember to press
the Exit button.)
the administrators password
the Setting options tab within ClockWatch (Options->Settings)
the Lock Clock check box. (if already checked uncheck and recheck)
administrative password form will be displayed.
Changing the administrative password
for Unauthorized time Settings
change to the date or time is logged in the event log.
view Sentrys event log, locate the file using Windows Explorer.
is in the main ClockWatch program directory, usually C:\Program Files\Beagle
the file, eventlog.txt, by double clicking.
Sample log file entry:
2/21/2003 10:50:10 AM
03-02-21 18:03:23 Warning
Prohibited time change, attempted to set time to 19:00:00
entry warns that at 18:03 on 2/21/03 someone tried to change the time to 19:00
Sentry Monitor Application
Sentry includes a hidden monitoring application that ensures that ClockWatch
Sentry is running.
someone tries to disable the lock by terminating the ClockWatch application
the monitoring application will restart ClockWatch and reset the lock.
Manager shows the running ClockWatch and monitor (Winsysbgl) applications
monitor application runs whenever Sentry starts with and Clock Locking
enabled. It stops whenever a Sentry is stopped from the main screen by
pressing the Exit button.