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Please, help me locate the networks time source

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?
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JAN PAKULACommented:
on " not correct time" pc can you run that

from cmd as admin

w32tm /query /source
baytowelAuthor Commented:
w32tm /query /source  did not work on my Windows 2003 Domain Controller.  Any other suggestions?
Angelo MiletoCommented:
Guessing you've already checked time zones and network connection to the NIST source you pointing to.

Did you check the event log to see if there are any errors?

Is TCP 123 allowed through all the firewalls?

Is there a conflict between the hardware running the VM and the VM itself? Did you check the setting for VM syncing to host?

Do you get an error with Jan's suggestion? Did you check to see if the w32tm service is running?
baytowelAuthor Commented:
Please close this question
baytowelAuthor Commented:
outdated question

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