troubleshooting Question

Domain Member Time always 2 minute behind

Avatar of Enclave Technologies
Enclave TechnologiesFlag for Ireland asked on
NetworkingActive DirectoryWindows Server 2008
2 Comments1 Solution976 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi All,

The following was 'accidentally' run on a domain member to try to get it's time to sync correctly.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 (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 time.windows.com

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.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros