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How do I see where my domain controller is getting its time from?

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Everytime I reboot my domain controller it comes up with the wrong time and screws up the whole network.  The bios time seems to be fine.  How do I get that server to automatically grab the right time from somwhere else?  Thanks
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Hello,
The below link should help you troubleshoot. I always configure the time service to utilzie external time servers, you can find a list at http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Windows-Time-Service.html 
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You can use  w32tm /monitor You can also check in the registry

Matt (tigermatt on this site) has my favorite article on how time works
http://tigermatt.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/windows-time-for-active-directory/

From matt's Blog ****
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters. The most important value to note is the ‘Type’ string – on any domain machine other than the PDC Emulator in the forest root, this should be set to NT5DS.

As you can see just let the windows time hierarchy work

My second favorite blog entry is by Rob   http://robsilver.org/ad/demystifying-time-in-a-forest/

Thanks

mike
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Thanks a lot
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