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I have a windows 2003 machine that is continually out of sync with our domain controller, today it was off by 15 minutes.  This issue is causing the file shares to be unreachable, so I need to find a permanent fix.  Is there a command I can run that will force it to always update?  I am even open to scheduling a batch file to run.  Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
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Hello,

By default a Windows Server joined to the domain shall take the time from the PDC master of its domain. You can re-configure this parameter in the machine running this command:

w32tm /config /syncfromflats:DOMHIER

In order to force that it updates the time, you can run this second command also:

w32tm /config /update

If the server belongs to the domain it is just going to sync the time from the PDC server and you won't need to make it ofter. The computer will make this operation it self

If you want to check in your domain what is the Domain controller with the PDC master role you can run this command:

netdom query fsmo

(The command will return in what DCs are your AD FSMO roles, check wich one is your PDC)


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So it seems like my issue is that the w32tm service keeps stopping.  When I tried to update I got the error it was down, once I started it the time synced.  If it keeps failing I will just run a batch to start the service and update the time.  Thanks!
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