Windows 2003 Terminal Server time sync problem

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a windows 2003 Citrixl server that is off my 10 minutes from the domain controller time. If I manually update it, it would revert back to the wrong time. all the other servers are sycning correcty with DC. This server is a Virtual server on a ESX host. No problem with any other VM.
Question by:phishbone4
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Do you have VMware Tools installed in the Virtual Machine, and have you enabled VMware Tools to Sync to HOST ESX server?

    Author Comment

    I do have VMWare tools installed but I don't sync with ESX server. none of my VM's are syncing with their ESX host.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    If you do NOT sync with the host, you need to Sync the Time with another source.

    Virtual Machines do not have a hardware clock, so need to sync time with a source.

    VMware KB: Timekeeping best practices for Windows, including NTP

    Timekeeping in VMware Virtual Machines
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    On the physical host.
    Turn off Time Sychronization in Integration Services

    On the VM server that is Ctirix server
    1) Disable the Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service inside the VM.
    2)Delete the following registry subtree: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\w32time\TimeProviders\vmictimeprovider
    3)Set the correct time on the server and reboot the server.
    4)Configure authorative time on the server.

    Note:Backup the resgistery before you proceed.

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