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Can Windows Server 2008 display the correct system time?

Posted on 2012-03-12
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The server is always 3-4 minutes fast.  Can it ever get the current time correct to the minute?

I understand the leeway can be as much as 5 minutes, but I mean, in this day and age, can it at least get the current time?

Exchange 2010 also runs on the same server (if that makes any difference).
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by:Tymetwister
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Can you try syncing it up with a different time server than the one you're currently on?

I would almost say change the battery as that can cause the time to display incorrectly, but I've only seen it lose time from that, not gain.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Are the servers running virtual machines by chance? If they are you need to uncheck Time Sync with host on the virtual machine settings
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by:LessonsLearned
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I manually changed the time time on the server.  Where do I go to sync with another time server?
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No servers are running virtual machine.
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On the server run this this command this will sync with the proper DC that holds the PDC emulator role.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758905(v=ws.10).aspx
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Thank you!
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