Windows DC time source is local cmos clock

Posted on 2012-09-05
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Last Modified: 2012-09-13
One of my Windows 2008 R@ DC is using its local clock instead of the PDC.
w32tm /query /computer:nameofthedc /source displays Local CMOS Clock
All the other DCs are using the PDC as the time source.
Any ideas to to fix this?
Question by:masterofall
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Rich Weissler earned 2000 total points
ID: 38372148
Schedule a maintenance window for the domain controller.
Stop the Windows Time Service, and as an administrator, run "w32tm /unregister"
Reboot the DC.
As an administrator, run "w32tm /register" to put the time service back with defaults, which SHOULD point the DC to the PDC for time.

Author Comment

ID: 38397219
Perfect except that it requires a restart after the register.

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ID: 38397221
It requires a restart after the register.

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