Changing the Time on the PDC Emulator in Windows 2003
Posted on 2008-11-13
Simple question, we run 2 Domains A & B, they have 2 way trusts to link them together.
The time on Domain A is 7 minutes out of wack with the rest of the world and the time on Domain B is about 10 minutes out and I want to correct it. Not to fussed about having to set up an external time clock and am quite happy to every now and then manually update it.
Everything I read seems to be basically 'change the time on the PDC Emulator) and everything will be A OK. However I am a bit wary of this as I did a time change a few years back on network running Windows 2003 Domain (sigle Domain, no forest) last thing in the evening and the next day came back to authentication problems (users couldn't access folders) and replication problems (sysvol etc...). Wound up rebooting every Domain Controller on the Network. May have been a conincidence but...
Has anyone actually changed the Time on the PDC Emulator, particularly in an environment with 2 Domains Trusting each other?