Warning in Event viewer for w32time event id 36

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Guri, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Guri

    Guri Guest

    Hello Friends,

    I am new to Server 2003. This is our DC for our domain. Can any one help me
    with this warning message that is logged in Event Viewer having event id 36 &
    Source : w32time. I go through all stuff, but I didnt get any answer. I am
    very thankful to you.
    Guri, Aug 29, 2006
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  2. Guri

    have a look at :

    Message: The time service has not synchronized the system time for %1
    seconds because none of the time service providers provided a usable time
    stamp. The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide the
    time to other clients or update the system clock. Monitor the system events
    displayed in the Event Viewer to make sure that a more serious problem does
    not exist.

    Windows Time Service cannot synchronize with its time source.

    When a computer cannot synchronize with its source for a period of
    time, it will not provide the time to requesting clients. The local computer
    time cannot be updated until successful communication with the time source

    Usually, this message does not indicate an immediate problem. However,
    it represents a condition that can cause problems if it continues for an
    extended period of time.

    User Action
    If the W32Time 36 message appears on a domain controller, verify that
    the computer can successfully communicate with other domain controllers in
    the domain. While a domain controller is in this condition, it will not
    provide the time to requesting clients. If the condition persists, it might
    result in problems downstream from the domain controller.

    The W32Time 36 message is expected on domain controllers that are also
    PDC emulators for the forest root domain. The PDC emulator in the forest
    root domain is the root server in the time synchronization hierarchy and, by
    default, does not have a time source configured. The PDC emulator will
    continue to provide the time to clients despite its unsynchronized state. It
    is recommended that the PDC be configured with a reliable and secure time
    source, which normally prevents this condition.

    If the W32Time 36 message appears on a computer that is not a domain
    controller, such as a home computer, business workstation, or member server,
    no user action is required. By default, these systems do not provide the
    time to requesting clients and should be the only computers affected by this
    event. After connectivity or communication with the time source is restored,
    the computer will resume synchronizing with its source.

    In all cases, verify that there are no Event Viewer messages that
    report network connectivity or related issues.

    Edwin vMierlo, Sep 1, 2006
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  3. Guri

    Guri Guest

    Thanks Edwin,
    This is what, I am looking for.

    Guri, Sep 6, 2006
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