?
Solved

Unexpected change of system time in Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2013-01-07
8
Medium Priority
?
831 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
Hi ,

I am very worried for automatic changes of system date and hour in a Windows 2003 Server Sp2.

Currently it happens every hour (more less ).
I have changed Local policy for the user and created a new user that is the only one that can change the system date, but the problem still happens.

Could it be a virus?

Regards

Enrique Gómez
0
Comment
Question by:Enrique Gomez Esteban
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
ID: 38752780
How many DCs you have ?

which on is the PDC emulator ? you can get this by run " netdom query fsmo"

is the time correct on  PDC ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Enrique Gomez Esteban
ID: 38753777
Well,
There is no PDC.  It's a LAN connected to Internet with two W2003 servers defined as workgroup servers and about 20 Pc's and printers basically.

The other server (Database server) has a right system date.
The server  that changes the system date is a web server.
It seems that every hour the date-time is changed automatically and delayed about one hour.

Regards
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:ienaxxx
ienaxxx earned 300 total points
ID: 38754811
hi, probably you are using a wrong timesource in your ntp settings OR you setted a wrong location in the system properties AND it's syncing with a timesource that gives you the RIGHT time (for that places, that is "one hour away" from you).

have a look in the control panel at "regional and languages settings", looking for "location" and double-check the clock, looking for fuse settings.

HTH
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Giangreco earned 300 total points
ID: 38755039
Check the following:

1. Current time and date on all your DC's
2. Time source you sync with - should be on one or more DC's based on how your setup.
3. Time Zones on your DC's
4. Any user that has administrative access to the servers/DC's - Are they causing this?
5. Run an AV scan on all boxes.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ienaxxx
ID: 38755807
He's not using Active directory. It means he doesn't have any DC
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38755819
Sounds like spyware on the pc's. I'd scan all Pc's and servers for malware.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Enrique Gomez Esteban
ID: 38772594
Thanks
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ienaxxx
ID: 38773634
Hi Enrique,
 glad to be of help.

I don't understand how the TG-TIS's post could be a solution, since you don't have any DC.
Perhaps is related to the part in which he asks you to AV scan all boxes.

Anyway i am happy you found the solution you was searching for.
CU
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question