windows server 2003 time is not synchronize

windows server time keeps on changing and it can not synchronize with

If I stop the service windows time , is there any issue as It is a standalone server/workgroup and I will enter the time manually
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:

check your firewall if it is not blocking port UDP/123 It is NTP port for time synchronization in Windows Server.

Mohammed SIIOperation ExpertsAuthor Commented:
i am getting thsi error in Event veiwer

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net stop win32time
System error 1060 has occurred.

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net start win32time
The service name is invalid.

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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
This Windows service is called W32time ?

Maybe change your ntp server to the one porivided bij your isp?
net time /

then restart time services:

net stop w32time
net start w32time

then try a resync:

w32tm / resync

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Run the following commands on the server command line.
start--->run-> type "cmd", enter  and then type these commands below. This will fix your problem.
w32tm /config /,0x8 /syncfromflags:MANUAL
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync

and make sure the Time service has been started on the server. If you run these commands and you see that time service is restarted everything should be ok on the server.
Mohammed SIIOperation ExpertsAuthor Commented:

i have disabled the time sync option from my ISA server. does it effect anything
Only if you disable it in the firewall rules. then the ntp packets can't go to internet.

You must make an allow rule in isa to allo ntp packets from internal to external.
Hello, did you try my procedure and if so did it work or not. It is supposed to fix your problem. I have used it several times and it never fails to resolve time synchronization issues. Please let me know.
Mohammed SIIOperation ExpertsAuthor Commented:
service is working
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