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Time Sync Service on Server 2008 R2 PDC not working after P2V conversion

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Hello Folks,

I did an offline P2V conversion of a  Server 2008 R2 PDC from a shadowprotect image and once I booted it up on the host, I noticed that the time service was no longer working as the time was 4 hours off. I tried enabling the time service in the default domain controllers group policy but that has not worked. Also Exchange says in the event logs that it cannot replicate becuase the time is not correct. I need to get this working by the end of the day today so I will appreciate any help!
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by:Ilya Rubinshteyn
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what is your virtualization platform?
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by:JohnnyD74
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It is VMware ESXI 4.1
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by:Leon Fester
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Check that you VM Guest is not configured to sync time with the Vm HOST.
It's a common cause of this kind of headache.

Read the best practices from VM:
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Virtualizing_Windows_Active_Directory.pdf
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by:JohnnyD74
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Wow....this that did trick on the PDC! Now what is the proper method to set all the clients so they synch with the PDC? Do I set up a time sync group policy for the clients?
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by:Leon Fester
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AD has a builtin hierarchy that should kick in automatically.
Just make sure that your DC is configured as an authoritative time source.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

Some links on how the time server works:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/w32time/archive/2007/09/04/keeping-the-domain-on-time.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773013(v=ws.10).aspx
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by:Ilya Rubinshteyn
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Also, make sure that time sync is turned off on all the VM's, otherwise it will keep interfering.
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