Set Date Prior to 1995

I have a windows 2000 server with SP4, I'm getting the following event ID about 30min

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: w32time
Event Category: None
Event ID: 31
Date: 7-5-05
User: N/A
Computer: Servername
Description: Attempt to set date prior to 1995 aborted
0000: 57 00 00 00                   W....

Can anyone help with this, I know it has to do with the w32time setup but I'm not sure why it's looking to change the time or what link it's looking for to confirm the time.

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sounds like issue with the timeserver that your time service is pointed to:

To troubleshoot/fix this, read the following document published by Microsoft:
Bartender_1Microsoft Network AdministratorCommented:
What do you have set as your time server? (This could be a malformed packet sent from your time server, that is translated into an incorrect time value.)
Bartender_1Microsoft Network AdministratorCommented:
woops, looks as if I took too long to reply. Sorry RevelationCS, I didn't mean to duplicate you.
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AmirsysAuthor Commented:
The setting I have in the reg is:

(Default)      Reg_SZ             (value not set)
LocalNTP     Reg_DWORD      0x00000001 (1)
Period         Reg_SZ              24
type            Reg_SZ              NTP

I'm not sure were I look to see what my current time server is, how can I find this?
from a command prompt, type the following:

net time /querysntp
AmirsysAuthor Commented:
says not configured to use a specific SNTP server
If you are not using the time service (and dont plan on using it), then you can most likely turn it off and it should clear up the error messages... For W2k, this is found under the services control panel listed as "Windows Time" - set this to manual and it should fix the problem....

If you plan on using the Windows Time Service, then you should look further into the document provided above and find a Time Server that fits your needs. If you are in the US, then you should have plenty of gov servers to synch up with depending on your time zone...

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AmirsysAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help on this
glad we could help....
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