W32Time Errors in Event Logs of DC's

Posted on 2005-05-08
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Hi there

Im getting this error in the event logs of my DC's.  The Root DC is in a different domain and owns the time sync with the outside source.   Should the microsoft hotfix that applies to this error only be run on the Root DC that owns Time  or do I apply it to all the DC's?  Has anybody rolled out SP1 and had sucess with it fixing this problem?

'Event ID: 29 Source: W32time Type: Error 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'

Many Thanks
Question by:byrca
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Hi byrca,

Is this windows 2003 server?

I did a little searching and found

"If the OS on your DCs is Win2k3, this error on your client PCs may indicate a need to apple hotfix Q830092 to your Domain Controllers. Note that this patch has not been regression tested and is not indicated if you do not see Event ID 50 on your DCs. This event ID is often seen in combination with W32Time Event ID 24 (Warning)."


"See Q216734 to find out how to configure an authoritative time server in Windows 2000, and Q314054 for Windows XP.

See the links to "Windows Time Service Technical Reference", "How to fix time synchronization errors", and "How to Synchronize SBS2003 Premium with an External Time Source" for additional information on this event."

there is more available at http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=29&eventno=1524&source=W32Time&phase=1

hope that helps


Author Comment

ID: 13957476
Hi there

Yes its 2003.  So the hotfix needs to be applied to all the DC's? Im only seeing 'Event ID: 29' on the DC's and on the Root DC.

Does it still apply?

Thanks for your help!

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redseatechnologies earned 1500 total points
ID: 13957774
you will need to apply it to all DC's as per the KB article


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