2008 Server R2 sync time to outside source?

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I have a 2008 R2 server that always starts to get to the point every couple of weeks where it is 2 or 3 minutes fast. How do i sync this to like a government outside time source so it is syncing its time somewhere that way everything on my netwro has a accurate time? Thanks.
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I had the same exact issue a few months ago & the below link is my post. The responses fixed my issue. I used the .reg file to fix mine.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_25747687.html
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Is this your Domain Controller tha holds the PDC role? Is this server running Hyper-v? If it is then you need to disable Time Sync with Host option within the VM.

Here is the option to setup an external time server.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773263(WS.10).aspx

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this is the only dc on the network it is a 08 server r2 no hyper-v. Thanks guys.
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Reg file that I posted will work good

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23630502.html

Or you can use this command to add external time source.

w32time /config /manualpeerlist: "time.nist.gov", 0x1" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

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Commented:
wow thats perfect, thanks alot.
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Just FYI, ntp.org provide a time server pool you can use (I always use it).

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org ...

Chris

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dariusg, i ran the reg fix and it imported ok. Can i force a sync to that server or is it going to do it when it wants. I already did a retsart on the time service?

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no wonder you are #1 in this zone. Thanks.

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