Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Server Clock Drift (PowerShell)

The template allows you to check the server clock drift by comparing the target server time with internet time.


WinRM is installed and properly configured on the target server. To learn more, see Use PowerShell in SAM.


Admin-level privileges required for target servers.

This template is not intended for use against the Orion server, which would require a custom script that is not supported directly by SolarWinds Support. For assistance with custom scripts, consult the SolarWinds online IT community, THWACK.

Component monitors

Clock Drift

This monitor shows the clock drift on the target server in seconds. Positive values of clock drift in the message field indicates that time on the target server is running faster than it should. Negative values indicates time on the target server is running slower than it should. This monitor also returns the current time on the target server.

In the Scripts Arguments field, provide the hostname of the time server. Time servers can be found here:

Following is an example of how to use the Scripts Arguments field: