Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

time server on sbs 2003

Posted on 2011-03-02
7
Medium Priority
?
472 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an SBS 2003 server where the time is off by 4 minutes. I can change the time but it eventually goes back. I did everything in the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042/en-us. I even tried the "fix me" option

I have verifed the settings many times. Currently my ntpserver in the registry is time.windows.com,0x1. I have tried others.

When I run w32tm /resync I get "The computer did not resync because no time data was available."

I verifed that there are no settings in group policy overiding my registry settings

I am spending hours over a clock that is 4 mintues off.
0
Comment
Question by:ajdratch
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35022388
Save yourself the headaches and download the software that I use (Automachron):

http://www.brothersoft.com/automachron-5937.html

Simple to install and it works really simply.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ajdratch
ID: 35031608
Sounded like a great idea. I installed the program and it still is not updating. I have tried various time servers. This made me think it is a firewall issue.

I checked the firewall and it should not be blocking time servers. I did create a new rule to make sure ntp is allowed out. I noticed another rule for time. I suspect the techs before me knew of this problem and also tried creating a firewall rule.

I have tried time servers by name and IP address
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35031667
Are you allowing UDP port 123 in and out?
0
Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

 

Author Comment

by:ajdratch
ID: 35032030
I'm allowing it out. Do I need to allow it inbound also?
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35032039
Yes - you need to be able to receive the information not just send it.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ajdratch earned 0 total points
ID: 35043509
I exported the registry key settings for time from another SBS 2003 server and imported it into this one and it is working now
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ajdratch
ID: 35107006
exporting registry from another server fixed the problem
0

Featured Post

Veeam and MySQL: How to Perform Backup & Recovery

MySQL and the MariaDB variant are among the most used databases in Linux environments, and many critical applications support their data on them. Watch this recorded webinar to find out how Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to get consistent backups of MySQL databases.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question