troubleshooting Question

Domain Member Time always 2 minute behind

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NetworkingActive DirectoryWindows Server 2008
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Hi All,

The following was 'accidentally' run on a domain member to try to get it's time to sync correctly. (Configuring the Windows Time service to use an external time source). This server is a member of a Windows 2008 Domain and is a virtual machine running in VMWare. The 'time sync with host' option is disabled and the DC syncs with

The member server always seems to be 2 minutes behind.

I've tried the following commands - SERVERDUB01 is a DC on the network and SERVERDUB03 is the server that's 2 minutes behind.

w32tm /config /computer:localhost /manualpeerlist:serverdub01,0x1

net time /setsntp:serverdub01
net time /set

w32tm, /resync /rediscover

If I run a w32tm /query /status on SERVERDUB03 it shows SERVERDUB01 as it's NTP Server.

None of this has worked.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
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