troubleshooting Question

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

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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:

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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.
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When clicking on the above link we get:

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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.
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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
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