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Can't get 2003 server to sync with external time server

I have a 2003 server that is currently the PDC in a network, so all of the clients pull their time from it.  Problem is, the server's clock falls behind about a minute a day - right now, it's six minutes behind.  I tried to configure GPO to use Microsoft's time server to update the time, but the server's clock is still behind.  I tried modifying the registry (per Microsoft KB 816042) to get the server to use an external time source, but the time still lagged behind.  Finally, I tried running "net time /setsntp:time.apple.com" and restarting the time service, but the time is still behind.  Does anyone have any possible solutions to this problem?

Thanks in advance!
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DerZaubererCommented:
Make sure the server does not already sync it's time somehow with maybe another clock that is off.
This can be the case if the server is a VM and has VM tools installed that sync time with the host or something like that.

Or maybe w32tm does help you.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491016.aspx
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MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
Found the problem - the firewall was blocking NTP transmissions.  Since I have allowed that through the firewall, I have no problems setting my clocks with an external time server.
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MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
Found the solution myself combing through the firewall config one day.
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