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Problem with domain time

My all domain is 3 minutes off time... Even if i change my dc to the good time, the all domain will go back 3 minutes off. How can i know where does my domain take is time and how can i chge my config so i will keep the good time.
Windows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon
PANkaj Kumar


check your time zone,

I check and it's good

How does your DC get it's time? Internal clock, internet time server, connected atomic radio clock?

Does the clock on the DC go back 3 mins as well? Is the DC you are setting it on the authoritative time server (i.e. has the PDC operations master role?)
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

Try this,

on your clients open command prompt type:     net time \\servername /set /yes   (/domain if you prefer)

good luck


To ensure that all domain controllers have same time, you just need to identify the PDC Emulator role hoder server and make it as a auhtorative time server. Once it is done PDC server will sync with external time and point other DC to PDC server name/IP in NTPserver list to sync with it.

Configuring Windows Time for Active Directory:
you need to modify the registry keys listed in the below KB article for whichever DC is configured as your PDC Emulator in your forest root domain.

- How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server:

- Configuring the Windows Time Service:



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