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Windows 2008 Member Servers are not Syncing time with WIndows 2003 Domain Controller

jasbani asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Dear All,

Our DC is WIndows 2003. All other machines are syncing time properly with PDC. But Windows 2008 member server are not syncing time. It goes to PDC for time syncing but after some time it changes it back.  I tried, unregister, register, resync commands, but no luck...

Windows 2008 servers are virtual servers using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. That XP machine is also virtual machine on the same host.

Following Event id's are generated in System logs. It goes to PDC to sync the time. It changes the time and reverts it back.  Let me know if you need more information. Thanks in advance for the same..

Log Name:      System
Source:        W32Time
Date:          03/04/2009 06:58:09
Event ID:      52
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      <>
The time service has set the time with offset 1205903 seconds.

Event id: 32
The time service is now synchronizing the system time with the time source <DC Server> (ntp.d|>

Event id : 1
Source: Kernel-General

The system time has changed to 03/04/2009 05:58:09 from 20/03/2009 06:59:46.

Event id : 1
Source: Kernel-General

The system time has changed to 20/03/2009 06:59:52 from 03/04/2009 05:58:15.

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Well, my problem got resolved. It was due to virtual server. It was syncing time with host. You need to uncheck the checkbox for host time synchronization in virtual server configuaretion.

It will get resolved. Thanks...
Chris DentPowerShell Developer
Top Expert 2010


It rather defeats the point of us answering questions if you get an answer, then repeat my answer as the cause and request it closed as self answered.

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