Changing the date/time on Windows 2003 member server!
Posted on 2004-09-06
I am currently designing a 2003 Active Directory infrastructure and I have the following potential issue.
I will have some member servers in the Domain that will run SQL and other apps that Testers\Developers will want me to change the time and date on, to test triggered date and time events.
As far as I understand the time on a member server is synchronised with a DC and each DC is sync'd with the PDC emulator.
I believe that the Windows Time Service (W32Time) can be stopped on a server to prevent a it synchronising its time. However I am worried this will cause problems as kerberos works on a time being correct.
My question is:-
If I change the date and time on member (with SQL), without changing the rest of the domain will it still be able to service requests from clients with the correct time?