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Windows Time sever error 50 on Server SP2

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I have set my Windows Time Service to pull time from an outside source and it has been working correctly for months. Starting a few days ago whenever it polls the extrernal source (every two hours) the following error is entered in the event log:

The time service detected a time difference of greater than 1 milliseconds  for 900 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.

I have tried changing external time servers. When I do that it can succesfuly poll it the first time, but two hours later when it polls again the same error appears. Is there a wat to change the time difference tolerated to higher then 1 millisecond?
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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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Look over this article.  Also, there is a reigstry import that will configure your time source automatically for you if you want to try to see if this fixes your problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042/

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23630502.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830092
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Registry import solved problem; now I just to to find which setting it was that did it.
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