W32Time and time service

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Nick C, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Nick C

    Nick C Guest


    Does the windows time service need to be running on all servers?
    This service fails to start on one of eight servers running windows 2003. It
    doesn't seem to effect the network as far as I can tell.
    All the other servers are running this service however they are all exactly
    4 minutes fast.
    I tried to synchronise with an outside time source but it just changes back
    to the wrong time after about half an hour.

    Thanks for any help.

    Nick C
    Nick C, Sep 23, 2005
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  2. Yes. You need to resolve this problem.

    See tip 8497 » AuthSync.bat script makes your Windows Server 2003 PDC emulator the authoritative time server for your domain.
    in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com

    See tip 9712 » How does the Windows Time service guarantee common time usage in your domain?

    See tip 4167 » How do I configure the Windows time service to log when time is adjusted?

    Jerold Schulman
    Windows Server MVP
    JSI, Inc.
    Jerold Schulman, Sep 23, 2005
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