NET TIME System Error 5

Posted on 2012-09-05
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Last Modified: 2012-09-19
Trying to run this command on a domain controller using elevated command prompt:

NET TIME \\dc1.domain.org /SET /Y

and get this error message:

C:\NET TIME \\dc1.domain.org /SET /Y
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

The Microsoft article was no help, please advise.
Question by:tgarrity
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Accepted Solution

Krzysztof Pytko earned 1500 total points
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You should not use net time anymore. Now for time management w32tm is used
Check how to manage time services on domain controllers

How time services work

DCs by default use time server from PDC Emulator in their domain. In multi domain environment each PDC synchronizes time with forest root domain PDC

More about that in linked articles above


Author Closing Comment

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I resolved the issue, but thanks for your suggestion.

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