The time provider NtpServer encountered an error while digitally signing the NTP response. NtpServer cannot provide secure (signed) time to the client and will ignore the request. The error was: The

Our main site contains 2 DC's set to an internal Ntp source (Cisco Router).  65 remote DC's are set to one of the main DC's as their NtpServer.  There are an Our DC's are logging the following Event:

Source: W32Time
Category: None
Type: Warning
Event ID: 22

The time provider NtpServer encountered an error while digitally signing the  NTP response.  NtpServer cannot provide secure (signed) time to the client and will ignore the request. The error was: The specified user does not exist. (0x80070525)

I have been unable to resolve this issue.  Any suggestions?
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TheCleanerCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816043

You can follow that article ^^ to debug the windows time service.

I haven't run across that event ID with that description field myself, and eventid.net is pretty vague on it too.

Usually a "specified user does not exist" would mean that a user account was deleted and the SID still lingers somewhere unable to resolve back to a name.

My thoughts are that you have a workstation somewhere that either is an imaged machine that doesn't have a valid computer SID in the domain still, possibly because it was renamed or deleted out of AD, and is still on the network, or you have a machine that isn't connecting correctly to the domain (again trust relationship with that computer account).

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TheCleanerCommented:
Happy to help...thanks for the points.
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