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By flyfshmn ·
I am running W2K Server as DC w/ W2K pro on 2 other machines (all SP2). When I set up the DC, I choose the wrong time zone. When browsing My Network Places, I receive an error at the specific machine name stating "This servers clock is not synchronized with the DC's clock". I have changed the DC servers zone to be the same as all other machines - reboot ect. - but i recieve the same error. If i leave the server in the west coast zone - no problem except for the annoyance of the time.
How do I change the DC's time to replicate w/ the other machines? AD is installed

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by kevin In reply to Server clock not synchron ...

Win2k clients automatically sync with the time server at logon and every 8 hrs afterwards.
You may need to sync your DC with an external time source.

The Microsoft documentation about the Net Time /setsntp command says that you can specify a list of servers in the command. And you can, but with a trick: Enclose the list in quotation marks, and separate server names with a space. For example, to tell your server to look for the time first at www.acme.com and then, if necessary, at www.apex.com, you'd type

net time /setsntp:"www.acme.com www.apex.com"

Here are a few that you can use:
tick.usno.navy.mil at 192.4.41.40
tock.usno.navy.mil at 192.5.41.41
ntp2.usno.navy.mil at 192.5.41.209

After you configure the time service to use the above time servers, you can test their operation by typing the following:

net stop w32time
to stop Windows Time Service. You can then try out your time source by typing

w32tm -once
to set the time from the time source just once (W32tm's default is to update the time regularly). The command spits out about a page of cryptic output; when the command succeeds, one of the lines will read Recv'ed from server 48 Bytes.... When you're finished, don't forget to type

net start w32time
to restart the time service.


For more help see http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=14943

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by kevin In reply to Server clock not synchron ...

Here's an example:
net time /setsntp "192.4.41.40 192.5.41.41 192.5.41.209"

Don't forget the quotes, they are needed.

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