Need a little info on a Domain Controller Time Server Issue.
Posted on 2008-10-05
Hello to all.
Need a little info on a domain controller issue I had this morning. I had my 2003 Domain controller go off line today. I went in and rebooted it and she came back up. "Thank God"
I have two sites connected with a wirless bridge, and a Domain Controller at each site. I also have an exchange server at the same site as the Primary DC.
The Main DC went off line, Email failed as a result of this I am not sure why. Both DC are DNS servers, I would have expected it to pick up of the other DC.
The Errors in the Event Log point to the Microsoft Time Server not being able to be reached, Since then I added another Outside Time server and resynched, All seems fine.
Is it possible that the DC would have locked or froze or Active Driectrory failed because of the time server issue. I see the logs on the other Domain Controller or mentioning that replication failed as the domain controler was unavailable.
Is there a way to verify my new time server is good, is it possible to add a second.
Please input. Thanks Guys!