Time always 3 mins ahead

April 28, 2010 at 01:57:37
Specs: Windows XP
Hello All,

On my server the times always is +3-4 mins.
When i replicate with a time server every is
fine.

But when i go check a few hours the time is
again +3 mins

Can u help me?

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Roy


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#1
April 28, 2010 at 14:53:47
Sounds that it resynchronizes to a given time server after a while and the time server (source) itself has the wrong time.

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Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
April 29, 2010 at 00:54:05
Is it possible to make a script that its replicate to the time server
via a script?

It's not solved yet.


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#3
April 29, 2010 at 08:51:07
I thought you could specify the Time Server in the GPO.

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#4
April 30, 2010 at 08:43:00
Yeah i could specify but it only replicates once a week or so. is it possible too make this more frequently?

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#5
April 30, 2010 at 09:45:16
In Windows XP there is a registry key, that sets the interval for the time synchronization.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NrpClient
Here you'll find:
SpecialPollInterval
which is by defautl set to 604800 (in seconds) which are 7 Days.
You have to stop the windows time service.
You can change this value but it must not be less then 1020 (17 minutes), because w32time will never use a value less then 1020.
So to synchrinize every 1 hour, the value must be set to 3600.
Start windows time service.

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#6
April 30, 2010 at 21:54:51
Is this a domain environment? Is there domain controller? If so, that should be the source for your other servers.

You are making this way too complicated. Setting GPOs and registry hacks to solve a time sync problem is almost certainly overkill.

What are you using for a time server on your server? And what OS is your 'server' running?


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#7
May 1, 2010 at 07:43:22
Thanks paulsep that was the one i was looking for.

@Glen my server is running windows server 2003 but i use it for
music streaming and not any domain purposes.
So its a standalone server.

The server i use for time server is time.windows.com so nothing
special.


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