Can't logon due to network time

January 4, 2008 at 08:11:52
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Intel Core duo
I am having trouble logging on to a machine on our domain. When the user enters there username and password and click logon they get the following logon message:

The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different. For more about date/time properties, see help and support. To logon, contact your network administrator.

Well, I am the administrator and i don't know what is going on. I tried to get around it by unplugging the network cable and logging on using stored credentials, which allowed me to access the system and then i plugged the network cable back in, but the special software we need to use on the computer doesn't work because the computer isn't logged on to the domain, which is a real pain.

I thought after logging on locally or trying the above and restarting the computer would resolve the problem but it didn't. every time i try to logon to the domain i get that message. I have even tried different usernames and logging on as administrator but that has no effect. This is the only computer out of 50 pc's that does this.

Does anyone know what may be going on?


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January 4, 2008 at 09:51:22
"The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different."

Just a guess! Is the clock working right on this PC?

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January 4, 2008 at 10:35:37
Yes, clock is working fine. Log-on to domain from this computer with any credentials unsuccessful.

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January 4, 2008 at 16:46:54
See if adds any insight to what the problem might be.

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January 4, 2008 at 18:40:27
Log on locally and CAREFULLY check the time at Control Panel > Date and Time...make sure AM or PM is correctly chosen...are you in the right time zone??? should log in ok if it is within about 10-15 minutes of the server time...

If your server is set up correctly, then it will be getting the correct time from an external time sync server...

You can check one of the other computer that you can log in and check it's time and make certain you set the problem computer to exactly the same time as the good computer...

good luck

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January 9, 2008 at 00:02:44
you need to sync all your workstations with AD server, I would to recommend you to use Network Time System Server Client time sync solution. It works perfectly about 4 years for us.

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January 31, 2008 at 10:41:59
I have tried to log on to both the local and network and get the following messages: local - "The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again" and network - "The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different. To log on, contact your system administrator." Well I am the system administrator and I can't figure it out.

I can't get beyond the log on page to FIX the time. I tried booting in safe mode but it brought me to the same log in page!!

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January 31, 2008 at 15:37:20
OK...sounds like you may have other issues...

Unplug the patch cord...
Log in locally as the administrator...
If you are the system admin as you say you are, then you know how to log in as admin locally and you have the correct pw...

NOW...go in and change the time...check it carefully...

Get it set correctly, then log back in on the domain...

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