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Time Sync issues

I have a Windows 2003 server with SP2 that is giving me time sync errors (Event ID : 50 Source: W32Time)  

- It has the time sync fix as it is standard with SP 2

Looking at the event log(event 50,37,35) it looks like we got information alerts and warning going back to 2010 but lately its been happening a lot and causing the application that is on there problems.
 

Any ideas how how to figure out what's going on and fix it? There are no errors or alerts around the timestamp of the W32time errors, the server has been rebooted.

Also the server is getting its time from a DC which is having no issues.
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Sean-CIX
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jsdrayCommented:
Try pointing it to the same time source as your DC rather than at your DC.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Try running this from command prompt on the problem server:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:0.north-america.pool.ntp.org, /syncfromflags:manual /update

Then do these commands one after the other:

net stop w32tm && net start w32tm

Finally:

w32tm /resync
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
I would try to re-register time service on that server first. It is mostly solving that issue. Run below commands in command-line on that server

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time

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and check if it started working

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
I would try to re-register time service on that server first. It is mostly solving that issue. Run below commands in command-line on that server

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
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and check if it started working

Regards,
Krzysztof

Thinking back to a similar issue I had with one of our client servers 4 days ago I would have to agree with Krzysztof more than my own comment.  His suggested method is actually step for step what I used and it worked for me.  Try that, and if that doesn't work, try my method.
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