How to I resolve an issue with Windows 2012 Essentials.  The time drifts and does not hold the correct time?

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How to resolve an issue with Windows 2012 Essentials.  The time drifts and does not hold the correct time?

This is a domain controller and this causes all the computer on the network to show an inaccurate time. Is there a way to have it sync to a time server on the internet so that we will always have the correct time?
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This article details how to set the time sync for a DC. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784553(v=ws.10).aspx

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Thanks. How would I find out what IP address or web address to put in so that it knows that I am in Phoenix AZ USA?

In the Command Prompt window, type the following line, where peers is a comma-separated list of IP addresses of the appropriate time sources, and press ENTER:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist: peers /syncfromflags:MANUAL

The time sources you choose depend on your time zone. For example, if your domain controller is located in the Pacific Time zone, this line might read:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:131.107.1.10 /syncfromflags:MANUAL

In this example, the IP address of the timeserver is used instead of the fully qualified domain name for security purposes.



I am located in Phoenix Arizona. We do not recongnise daylight savings at all.
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time servers ALWAYS use UTC time your computer actually runs on UTC time but displays time in the TimeZone you configure.
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