Win Server 2003 Time is off - Active Directory

September 5, 2012 at 13:28:49
Specs: Windows Server 2003
Hello All....

I have a domain (Windows Server 2003) and is the Domain for AD and DHCP. All our comptuers show a time that is about 9 minutes off the actual time - even the domain server time is 9 minutes off actual time.

I want to set the time with something that will always be correct. My knowledge is weak in this area so please help with step by step if possible. Kinda nervous since this is our only domain server and we are a large business that anything that can go wrong will reflect danger to our business.

Thanks and I hope someone can help.

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September 6, 2012 at 07:39:41
You're going to want to sync your DC with a public NTP time server.

Once the DC has been sync'd, you can then setup AD to have clients sync with the DC.

Check the following link for more information:

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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September 6, 2012 at 08:31:28
If this is your only DC... you have bigger issues than the time. Microsoft recommends two DCs mimimum for AD failover.

If the time makes you nervous not having AD failover should petrifiy you.

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