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Clock always fast on network

Posted on 2011-02-16
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Hello,

Our time on all our servers and workstations is always 5 minutes fast. Even if I change the time manually on the servers or workstations they change in a matter of a day or two and become 5 minutes fast. How can I fix that?

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Question by:htabbach
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by:dbrunton
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I'll presume your workstations are getting their time checks from the server.

You need to connect your server to an authorative time server.   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_server and the lists within to choose one.
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rxdeath earned 500 total points
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probably just need to do this on the pdc-e domain controller:


w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:time.nist.gov,0x8 /syncfromflags:MANUAL
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync

then you should be good
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by:htabbach
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Thanks for the response rx, question: Can I do this anytime? Would affect anything on my network if I make the change during busibess hours?
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by:rxdeath
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nope, its clean and easy, just again make sure you do it to the domain controller with the pdce role
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by:rxdeath
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how'd it go
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by:rxdeath
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nice thanks for the points.  found it a few years ago on a bulletin board group and saved it ever since because it does a great job of locking the time down, especially if you're dinking with virtual machines and your host wanders (as they tend to do)
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