Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How to sync time for all workstations in a windows 2000 domain?

Posted on 2006-10-23
6
Medium Priority
?
970 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have workstations which have different time in a windows 2000 domain. I learned that when a workstaion is authenticated, the workstation will obtain the time from the server. Then the workstaiton and the domain controllers will have the same time.
My workstations which are all Windows XP are not syncing time with the domain controllers when they login. Is there any setting I need to enable?
Thank you for your help.
0
Comment
Question by:Vartana
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
instillmotion earned 400 total points
ID: 17792298
On the xp client machines members of the AD domain:
1.      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
2.      Type w32tm /resync, and then press ENTER.

On the Domain controller to sync with external timesource
1.      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
2.      Type the following line, where peerlist is a comma-separated list of Domain Name System (DNS) names or IP addresses of the appropriate time sources, and then press ENTER:
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:peerlist
3.      Type w32tm /config /update, and then press ENTER.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Vartana
ID: 17792725
When I typed w32tm /resync on a workstation, I got an error
The computer did not resync because no time data was available.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:StonewallJacoby
ID: 17792781
The following MS article describes configuring an authoritative time source on a W2K server, and synching your desktops with it:

http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/216734/


The Windows Time service starts automatically on computers that are joined to a domain. (For computers that are not joined to a domain, you can start the time service manually.) In a domain, time synchronization takes place when the Windows Time service turns on during system startup. In the default configuration, the Net Logon service looks for a domain controller that can authenticate and synchronize time with the client. When a domain controller is found, the client sends a request for time and waits for a reply from the domain controller.


0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Vartana
ID: 17792810
I checked the article. All my workstations are in the domain and they can see domain controller.
When I typed w32tm /resync on some workstations, I got an error
The computer did not resync because no time data was available. I dont know why this can happen because they can see the domain controller.
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:StonewallJacoby
StonewallJacoby earned 100 total points
ID: 17792851
Is the time service running on the server?  Is the time service running on the workstation?

Is there a firewall program on the server?  Is the server on the local LAN?  Is there a firewall program running on the workstations?

Check your event logs on the workstations in the "System" area.  What do they show regarding time service (w32time)?

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Vartana
ID: 17792908
I found the solutio. I used
net time /set /yes
for the command.

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question