Clock always fast on network

Posted on 2011-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

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?

Question by:htabbach
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ID: 34911949
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 and the lists within to choose one.

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rxdeath earned 500 total points
ID: 34911983
probably just need to do this on the pdc-e domain controller:

w32tm /config /,0x8 /syncfromflags:MANUAL
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync

then you should be good

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ID: 34911997
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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Expert Comment

ID: 34912171
nope, its clean and easy, just again make sure you do it to the domain controller with the pdce role

Expert Comment

ID: 34918807
how'd it go

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ID: 34981830
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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