NTP time not snchronised in the server

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2013-08-02
I have windows server 2008 R2 as my main domain. All of my client’s computer synchronize with the domain server to update time. Gradually and eventually this month our time in client and server were about 3.5 minutes late than the standard time. Followed the following and found out it all the settings were right. Even after that my time still did not got updated.
Then I followed the following steps
On the main DC:
d. “W32TM /config /reliable:YES”
e. “W32TM /resync /rediscover”

On all other DCs:
W32TM /resync /rediscover.
It did not updated.
Just wanted to know any ideas to start researching to synchronize to correct time. I used document to synchronize.
Question by:SteffesITdept
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    The first link you have provided is the correct link to follow. Did you check to ensure that all REG values are the same as the technet?

    Also run the following command from your other DC's
    w32tm /query /status
    This will show you what DC your computers are using for there time server
    Note that clients can point to any DC for the correct time but all the DC's should be pointing to the PDC holder.

    Also take a look at the following link which will explain in detail how the Time Server works.

    Hope this helps!
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    Do you have DCs on a VM?

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    @npsingh123. No the Domain Controller is not in VM.
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    I will wait for other experts to comment.

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    @Spec01. I made sure all reg values are as described in the technet. I ran the query
     w32tm /query /status and made sure all DC are pointing to my Parent Domain Controller. I also read the link you provided me in detail and understood how the windows time service works. Now any other solutions/ site should I try to continue on?
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    Hmm - from my experiences, the W32time service is sometimes a pain in the a** if used with NTP time sources.

    My tip would be to just disable W32time on the systems and install a native NTP client, i.e. one of the ports for Windows listed on the link page.

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    We found the solution it was because of domain controller settings for time server.

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    Accepted answer: 0 points for SteffesITdept's comment #a39370339

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