troubleshooting Question

W32Time Service Event ID 50 Warning. Is it possible to increase the time difference to stop warnings?

Avatar of ealdaz
ealdaz asked on
Windows Server 2003
4 Comments1 Solution6360 ViewsLast Modified:
Dear All

Our windows 2003 enterprise server has had SP1 installed recently, however we get the following W32Time Warning a couple of times a day:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The time service detected a time difference of greater than 128 milliseconds  for 90 seconds. The time difference might be caused by synchronization with  low-accuracy time sources or by suboptimal network conditions. The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide the time to other clients or update  the system clock. When a valid time stamp is received from a time service  provider, the time service will correct itself.  

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

When clicking on the above link we get:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 50
Source: W32Time
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: MSG_LOCALCLOCK_UNSET
Message: The time service detected a time difference of greater than %1 milliseconds for %2 seconds. The time difference might be caused by synchronization with low-accuracy time sources or by suboptimal network conditions. The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide the time to other clients or update the system clock. When a valid time stamp is received from a time service provider, the time service will correct itself.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
My question is:
Can I change the time difference to a value larger than 180ms ?  I'd rather the clock is off 180ms than have no time service for all the clients.

Thanks for your help
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros