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    user not syncing with time server

    hey ppl, I have my master DC set as the primary time server. All but one WinXP/SP2 workstation does not sync with the time server. When I'm at the workstation and run the 'net time \\<servername>' command, it returns with 'Current time at \\<servername>'... 'Local time (GMT-04:00) at \\<servername>'.

    first, why both 'Current time' and 'Local time'?
    second, the time server is set to GMT-05:00(in Adjust Date/Time from system tray), not GMT-04:00 ???

    Also, when I'm at the workstation and run the 'net time /set' command it comes back with a different server(a remote GC server at a different building). It should be displaying the 'primary' time server right?

    should I apply the DST patch although it's running SP2. Maybe install SP3?
    what should my time server settings in the registry be if setting it up as 'internal' time server? I'm thinking maybe the time server might be setup wrong.

    thanks for any help

    J

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    The workstation needs to be a member of the domain to automatically pick up the DC as time server.

    To apply a manual fix, run:

    net time /setsntp:dc1 dc2 myotherdc lastdc

    Then restart the Windows time service on the workstation

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    thanks for the reply. the workstation is a member of the domain and I did apply the manual fix that you recommended, which came back 'successful', and restarted the service but no go. The workstation is pointing to the correct time server when I run 'net time /querysntp'.





    The workstation needs to be a member of the domain to automatically pick up the DC as time server.

    To apply a manual fix, run:

    net time /setsntp:dc1 dc2 myotherdc lastdc

    Then restart the Windows time service on the workstation

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    If there is only one hour difference is the computer set to allow for DST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb2k01 View Post
    If there is only one hour difference is the computer set to allow for DST?
    ...yes

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    fixed. I installed the MS dst fix for the XP workstation. I guess I thought if the time server was patched and time set correctly the workstations would auto set their time by the server's time. guess not as a note: the dst fix should be applied to XP with SP2 & SP3.

    thanks for all reply's

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