Why would "net time /set" target a DC that does not hold the PDC emulator role?
Posted on 2009-04-06
I'm seeing what I perceive to be strange behaviors of the "net time" command in my domain. Perhaps I need to be educated so I know what's going on.
I have almost 20 DCs in my domain. One of those holds all five (5) FSMO roles. It is my understanding that the DC holding the PDC Emulator role is the only one in the Domain responsible for time synchronization. Am I wrong?
My workstations and servers *are* syncing time correctly. However, when I run "net time /set", the DC that the command attempts to target is not the DC holding the PDC emulator role and most surprising to me, the DC is out of site. Why might this be the case?
Also, when I run "net time /querysntp", should I see the PDC DC listed? When I run that command, all I see is time.windows.com.
Any help is appreciated, thanks. If you have questions, fire away.