Time - Correct Time Zone

Posted on 2014-03-11
Last Modified: 2014-03-11
I have a server on our domain that has the wrong time zone.
How do I get it to sync up with our domain controller so it picks up the correct time AND time zone?
Question by:Robert Mohr
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by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39921155
Run below command.

w32tm /resync

if still not works, run below.

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:peerlist

w32tm /config /update

Author Comment

by:Robert Mohr
ID: 39921462
That doesn't seem to bring it to the correct time zone. It stays in Pacific when it needs to be in central. I could simply go into the clock and change the time zone but I thought the time server/domain controller should simply bring it to the correct time and zone.
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by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39921491

net time %logonserver% /set /y
w32tm /config /update
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Author Comment

by:Robert Mohr
ID: 39921901
i gave up and just changed the time zone manually. Any other ideas before I close this one out? Really thought that the time server should be dictating the time and zone for all machines in its domain.
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Accepted Solution

Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 39921934
Servers do NOT pick up time zones from the domain. This is by design. A business can easily be small enough to have a single domain, but large enough to have a remote office in a different time zone, thus you'd WANT the servers to have different time zone settings. If they kept getting forced to the same TZ, obviously users would be unhappy.

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by:Robert Mohr
ID: 39921958
Makes complete sense Cliff. Thank-you!

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