Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Workstations - no time sync?
Posted on 2011-03-13
I have Windows XP workstations in a domain with Windows Server 2003. Yesterday, before the time change, I went to each workstation to ensure the Windows Time service was running, changed the polling to 15 minutes and ran the command "w32tm /resync /rediscover"
I tested a sampling of workstations by changing the server time by a few minutes and seeing if the workstations followed suit. They did.
This morning, after the time change, my server shows an hour later as it should, but my workstations do not.
1. Why haven't they changed?
2. Does someone have to be logged in for the time to update?
3. If a regular user does not have the privleges necessary to allow a time change, will it change anyway since it is a service and not really dependent on their login?