Trouble with w32tm

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Cindy B, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Cindy B

    Cindy B Guest

    I am having several problems with our time service on our network.
    1 - We have a 2003 DC that is NOT the time server - I inadvertently pointed
    it to an external time source (which it is not able to reach) -- SO what I
    want to do is point it now to the PDC/Time server.
    I tried the following:
    turned off time service - at prompt typed: w32tm /resync /rediscover
    I also tried: w32tm /resync
    I get an error message:
    "Sending resync command to local computer.
    the following error occurred: the interface is unknown <0x800706B5>"
    Any other way to redirect this DC to the PDC. I am getting Event error
    logs: 29,26,38, and 47.... I think it is creating problems now with some of
    the workstations. ANY help or suggestions would be SO appreciated.

    Also, I have at least 2 workstations that are getting syncing errors and
    their time is off. When I try to "resync" either of these I get an error
    message that says: "The computer did not resync because no time data was
    available" - yet if I do a net time, it returns the name of our TimeServer
    and the correct time?

    thanks again for any help!!!

    With both... I recieved a message
    Cindy B, Oct 15, 2004
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  2. I believe that this is what you want:

    Net Time / SETSNTP

    w32tm is used more for synchronization, rather than for setting the domain's
    authoritative time.

    Ryan Sokolowski
    Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center

    "A troubleshooter's best tool is the Event Viewer and understanding the
    events and messages contained therein."

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Ryan Sokolowski [Microsoft], Oct 15, 2004
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  3. Cindy B

    Dana Brash Guest

    w32tm /configure /syncfromflags:domhier

    Will tell it to find a DC to use as a sync source, though I don't believe
    you can point it to a specific DC.

    To be specific, I agree with Ryan, use NET TIME /SETSNTP:dcname

    Dana Brash, Oct 16, 2004
  4. Cindy B

    Cindy B Guest

    THANK YOU - Ryan and Dana!!!
    The Net time tool was exactly what I needed - things are looking good!

    thanks again - Cindy
    Cindy B, Oct 18, 2004
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