Timeserv utility in Windows 2003 server domain?

Posted on 2004-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I recently upgraded from a Windows 2000 to a Windows 2003 domain. I have a mix of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP clients on my network that are running the timeserv utility. After upgrading the domain, this has stopped working. I get the following error messages in the log:

NetRemoteTOD failed for each PrimarySource


It has been over 24 hours since we got a network succeess.

I did replace dcs when I upgraded the domian. I specified the new primary source in the timeserv.ini file as \\'name of pdc' (used netbios name)

FYI - It is important that I have time set to the second so I can't rely on w32time or one time sycn when users logon by using net time.

Question by:Joe_S_NY
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    Expert Comment

    you stopped w32time service?
    you set your PDC Emulator as Source for all DC's?
    you set any DC as a source for your clients?
    do you get the messages on all computers?

    Author Comment

    I figure it out - I forgot to run timeserv -update on the workstations after I changed the primary server in the timeserv.ini file.

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