Domain Date/Time Changes automatically

Posted on 2005-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have inherited a windows 2000 domain.  I have two domain controllers, win-app1 and winapp2.  Win-app1 was the first one in the forest and winapp2 was brought online shortly after.

They are running the latest SP and security updates.

The issue is win-app1 and winapp2 will change the clock settings to a month into the future and my users are no longer able to login or access resources on these two servers.

I have set the sntp server win-app1 as the one for everyone to sync time to via a login script.  I have win-app1 set to obtain the time from a time server.

Winapp2 now just changes time and when I issue the net time command I receive an access denied message.

When I issue net time /querysntp I receive win-app1 as my time server.

This question is urgent as this has been happening for 1 month without permanent resolution.
Question by:squeekie3074
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    most likely, what is happening is your network is looking at winapp1 for time services and winapp1 either has a faulty time server listed or is having another issue with hardware or whatnot that is causing an issue with it maintaining its time... please reference the above links to research how to determine if the time services are configured correctly and then work fromt ehre to determine the root cause...

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    I have looked at the links you posted and applied some of the commands.

    The issue has not occured today.  I will continue to monitor today, tomorrow and over the weekend.  I will have a response on Monday with a status.

    Thanks for your help RevelationCS
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    no problem.. hopefully this resolved the issue for you... I know we have had problems in the past with the time service acting wierd if things arnt just right...

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