I've got a win2k3 std server running IIS, am FTP site. It is a member of the domain. I keep getting w32time errors in my system log (see below). I don't really care, EXCEPT, every few hours IIS and FTP get disabled. There is no evidence of this happening in any event log. I load the server, it fails. I TS in, and I go to computer manager and see the little "x" on the "Web Sites" folder and the "FTP sites" folder.
All I have to do is start the service again to get IIS and FTP back up. No errors or difficulties in getting them back up. But the server disables them every few hours.
It's obvious that they w32 time errors are a problem, but why could this happen?
Also, i've got a firewall, but set up a trusted entry for my DC for all ports. Still no time sync.
What am I looking for? Why IIS and FTP auto-disables on w32time failure. Would be great to have a solution to my w32time issues, but that isn't the main question here.
The precise error is:
"The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible. No attempt to contact a source will be made for 15 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time. "