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W32Time issues on workstation in small SBS2003 domain

I am having a problem on a workstation with Time Sync.

Specifically, I am experiencing a W32Time event ID #29 - could not find a source to sync time with.  The computer is running Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 2.

The workstation is part of a domain run by an SBS 2003 server, I believe it is Service Pack 1.  Neither the server nor other workstations have any time issues at all.

I ran the following couple of commands from the prompt:
net time /setsntp:
and then
net time /set /yes
which resulted in an error which was "Could not locate a time server"

It's a small company, so the SBS server is the ONLY server (its the PDC) , and the workstation in question has no problem printing (ie: using the domain print server), file sharing (ie: browsing files on the server), etc...

Help !
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pbissegger
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KCTSCommented:
You should not need to manually configure the XP machines - on a domain, by defualt they will sunc with the Domain Controller/SBS server.
See
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/71e76587-28f4-4272-a3d7-7f44ca50c0181033.mspx?mfr=true
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Instead of the commands you ran, run these on the SBS:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.pool.ntp.org,0x8 2.pool.ntp.org,0x8" /syncfromflags:MANUAL
w32tm /config /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync /nowait

Then you can either rerun "w32tm /resync" on all of your workstations, or you can add the following line to your SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat file and it'll sync each workstation automatically at the next login:

net time \\<servername> /set /y

(replacing <servername> with your actual server's name)

Jeff
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pbisseggerAuthor Commented:
Ok TechSoEasy, I did what you requested but it seems that my Time Service is not running.

Here's what I did:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.pool.ntp.org,0x8 2.pool.ntp.org,0x8" /syncfromflags:MANUAL
   - RESULT: The command completed successfully
w32tm /config /update
   - RESULT: The following error occurred. The service has not been started.  
net start w32time
   - RESULT: The service cannot be restarted, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

How can I start the service ?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
sorry, I must have totally missed your response here... are you still having trouble with this?

Jeff
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