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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
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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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 ?
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by:Enrique Gomez Esteban
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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
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by:ienaxxx
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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
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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.
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by:ienaxxx
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He's not using Active directory. It means he doesn't have any DC
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Sounds like spyware on the pc's. I'd scan all Pc's and servers for malware.
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by:Enrique Gomez Esteban
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Thanks
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by:ienaxxx
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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
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