Time Loss on Server and Workstations in Domain
Posted on 2011-09-09
The domain controller and workstations are continually losing time on a small network (about 30 computers). I know this is a common issue but I want to look at different solutions before dedciding on the best one. The Server OS is Windows Server 2008 R2.
I know you can install a free time sync program or even edit the registry to sync time correctly but the issue in this case may be more complex. Currently, the server is losing about 5 minutes per week. However, if the server is powered off for a bit it tends to lose time more quickly (like 10 minutes per week or more). I am being told that the CMOS battery being dead could cause this but it was recently replaced and the problem is still occuring. I read where if you have a bad capacitor on the motherboard - the problem will continue even with a new battery. If that is the case, will installing a time program or other option fix this? Any feedback on this topic is greatly appreciated