What is the easiest way to change my Win 2003 Server Time

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My server suddenly changed the time one hour ahead, what is the easiet way to change the time in the server, yet my computers sync with the server? Thank you!
Question by:sanchez2077
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    Accepted Solution

    Just change the time of your server.
    And check if any updates for daylight saving time are available for your time zone/country (windows update).
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    Assisted Solution

    try running this from the command line

    W32tm /resync /rediscover
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    Is it the only Domain Controller? Clients timesync with DCs but they in turn sync with the DC which has the PDC emulator FSMO role. That's the one you have to configure to sync with an external time source. If you only have one DC, then that is the one you have to sync with a time source outside your domain.

    See here for info on how to sync with an external time source:

    My guess is though that this is a daylight savings change in which case you´ll have to disable it.
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    I do work on a number of company sites and their respective servers. We have a free utility that we save on the desktop and run every couple of weeks especially on the DC which syncs the server time with an atomic clock.

    The utility is a tiny application called NIStime that doesn't have to be installed and is compatible with all Windows OS's both 64 and 32 bit. It's dead easy and you just double click on it, select query server now and it updates the server time.

    You can get it here:,23895-order,1-page,1/description.html


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    Thank you all! I really appreciate all your help.

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