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    Sync Time With DC

    Hi,

    How do you guys sync your clients time with your DC's? I have a few client machines that are not syncing the time.

    Thanks

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    They should be automatically syncing with the dc and the server that holds the PDC emulator role is the master time source

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    They dont seem to be doing. I have Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 Clients. Any thoughts please?

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    Event logs on the affected clients complaining ?

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    Try going to your PDC and running the command to make it know it's a trusted time source and then the clients should start syncing up and if not then you can manually tell them to discover a time source (which will be your PDC). I did it not so long back here when we realized that the timing for our door system was off by 5 minutes (it's controlled by a machine on our network).

    I can't remember the command exactly, something like w32tm and then your switches and parameters.

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    w32tm /resync /rediscover

    also w32tm /query /status tells you where clients are trying to sync to

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    We've always have net time /domain /set /y in the startup script, with DCs syncing with NTP for their time source

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    Hi

    I put this in the start up script

    net time \\servername / set /y

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Event logs on the affected clients complaining ?
    Just had a look at getting the attached.
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    Have uou double checked that the dc is a authporised NTP server? (Its isnt on by default if I recall)



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