We have a Server 2008 pdc with two virtual servers installed running Server 2003; all our clients are XPPro/SP3. The time for our domain servers and clients is off about 4 minutes. Here is the result of a net time /querysntp cmd on the pdc: time.windows.com,0x9. The same cmd on the other two servers returns this on both: time.windows.com,0x1. What I thought interesting was that when I run that command on my client, it returns the ip address of our firewall router; but, the time on the router is correct where the time on my client is not.
I know messing around with time settings on servers can cause problems in a domain. Can someone help with the proper way to configure our domain time services so everything is on the correct time? Also, can anyone tell me what the 0x1 & 0x9 represent? Just curious.