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Win Server 2003 Time Sync problem

September 6, 2007 at 16:33:57
Specs: WIndows Server 2003, Intel, 2GB

I have a Windows 2003 Server running.
The time on the server machine is correct.

I have a client (WINDOWS VISTA) connected to a domain on that server.

Everytime this client update the time, it gets a wrong time. The only way to stop this automatic update is stopping the Windows Time service locally on this client.

But I would like to stay sync with the server time, which is correct, indeed.

Any Idea?


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#1
September 6, 2007 at 18:24:30

We sync time by logon script but we're WinXP

NET TIME /DOMAIN /SET /YES


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#2
September 7, 2007 at 17:10:04

1.- MY OS = Windows Server 2003
2.- Clients Computers = Windows XP Professional
3.- I'm running Norton Security each client PC

Problem
4.- The Time on the Domain Controller (Server Machine) is correct.
5.- The Time on the client PC's which are part of the domain, is incorrect.
Seems That is getting the time from another source other than the server, because it keeps updating itself to a different time:

Server correct and actual time is: Friday, 4:35 PM.
The clients time is: Friday, 7:35 AM
(by the way, Hong Kong Time is Saturday, 7:35 AM)


6.-I tried w32tm /resync on the client PC.
The command completed successfully (but the time continue to be wrong).

7.-I tried w32tm /resync on the server PC.
The computer did not resync because no time data was available

8.-I tried w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:myserver
on a client PC
The command completed successfully (but the time continue to be wrong).

9.-I tried Type w32tm /config /update
The command completed successfully (but the time continue to be wrong).

10.- I tried NET TIME /SET On the client PC
I get " SYstem error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

11.- I tried NET TIME \\server /SET /YES
I get " SYstem error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

12.- I tried C:\net time /domain:myserver.local
I get:
Current time at \\server.myserver.local is 9/7/2007 7:20:15 AM
Local time (GMT +02:00) at \\server.myserver.local is 9/7/2007 4:20:15 PM


13.- Finally I tried C:\net time /domain /set
Current time at \\server.myserver.local is 9/7/2007 7:35:16 AM

Local time (GMT+02:00) at \\server.myserver.local is 9/7/2007 4:35:16 PM (Actually this is is correct time)

The current local clock is 9/7/2007 7:35:16 AM
Do you want to set the local computer's time to
time at \\server.myserver.local? (Y/N) [Y]: Y
System error 1314 has occurred.

A required privilege is not held by the client.

I executed the same command (net time /domain /set), accesing with the Administrator Account and the command was sucessfully executed, but the time didn't change !

So, what's happening ??


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#3
September 7, 2007 at 18:54:12

Do you have the correct time zone set on the client and the server? It doesn't seem like it.

What is the time source for the client?

type NET TIME /QUERYSNTP to find out.

If this is a member of a domain, the reply should be: THE CURRENT SNTP VALUE IS: TIME.WINDOWS.COM,0x1.

Check the time zones. If you are off exactly three hours it sure seems like that is your issue.


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#4
September 8, 2007 at 18:36:42

You are right. THe time zone was different on the server.

Thanks.


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