I have a network where I seem to acquire strange times on new machines, as well as my Domain Server changing it's time when restarted. I am running Windows 2003 R2 OS on the DS, DL360 Servers, and VMWare 5.0.
I indicate that the server should look for time from several NIST Public Time Servers on the NIST site "http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
". I have verified that the Virtual Server for VMWare has the correct time, each of our DL360 Servers has an ILO time reference that is accurate, Nothing seems to make a difference.
The issue came about because I restarted the Domain Server and the time changed, to 5 hours behind the current time. I reset / synchronized this with the current time. A few days later, I create a new virtual machine and it loads a time of 5 hours previous to the current time. I am now set to hunt down the Source of my time discrepancy. Any ideas?