Windows 2003 Member server not syncing time from Windows 2003 DC

I have a windows 2003 domain with 2 domain controllers and 15 member servers.  All of my servers are getting the correct time from the domain controller except for one server.  I am able to run w32tm /resync and get the server to update the time but it is still unavailable on the network.  Also upon reboot its time goes back to the wrong time which is an hour and 6 minutes slow.  I have checked time zone settings and that is not it. I am at a loss at this point and am looking for some help.
storm72_tdAsked:
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traoherCommented:
capture the packets and see who feeds it the new time.

If that is not possible, you can set it manually, then disable the time service.

If you still experience time change on that vm, it is your vm configuration.

good luck.
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MarianoTeam LeaderCommented:
I recommend the following tool for Windows Time settings. I use it and I have no problems with time servers.

http://www.greyware.com/software/domaintime/v5/configuration/other/agent/agent-free.asp
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traoherCommented:
Check the registry and make sure your ntp server is pointing to the dc.  

You can also check it using cli:  w32tm /query /configuration

and see where it is getting its time update from.

If the setting does not survive a reboot, check your cmos battery.
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Configuring the Windows Time service to use an external time source with help of below mention article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
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traoherCommented:
can you paste the output of the query command?
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
traoher, here is what net time /querysntp returns me:

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net time /querysntp
The current SNTP value is: time.nist.gov,0x1 time.windows.com,0x1

The command completed successfully.


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

The command w32tm /query /configuration does not run saying The command /query is unknown.
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
Also, this is a virtual machine so the battery would not be an issue.
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
sushil84, i have tried that and it did nothing to fix my problem
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
crower, i downloaded the tool and set it up and still have the same issue.
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traoherCommented:
for vm, then check the time on your host server, does it match it?

Some vm gets the clock from host.
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
traoher, yes the time is correct on the host
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traoherCommented:
are you running ESX/ESXi? or HyperV?
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
traoher ESX
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traoherCommented:
4.x or 5.x?
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
4.x
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traoherCommented:
from the vmtools, you can set the system to sync with the host in 4.x.

also check your configuration in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time\Parameters
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
i have tried it both off and on in the vmtools and it doesn't work either way.  the registry has the ntpserver set to mcg-dc1.mcintyre-group.local which is one of the DC's.
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traoherCommented:
try this:

1.  blank the entry in the registry
2.  set the time to the correct time manually
3.  reboot the server

if time still changes, your time source is something else.
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
i have tired that and it still changes it back 1 hour and 6 minutes upon reboot.  i have even changed vmtools to sync with esx host as well and still doesn't work.  when i run net time /querysntp now is comes up blank.
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traoherCommented:
totally AWE!  

not sure if 2003 supports it:

w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:us.pool.ntp.org

see if that succeeds.

if not run
net time /set \\<DC>

Beyond this, you will need to setup packet capture and see who feeds in the time.
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
I ran net time /set \\<DC> and it was successful as it asked me to update the time but upon reboot, it change back
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storm72_tdAuthor Commented:
traoher, thanks for all your help with this.  I have it working now so hopefully it doesn't change back.
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