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Server Time Synchronisation for Win 2000

By Entaro ·
Dear all,

I've problem with the above and I hope that you can help me here...

The problem us my PDC FSMO's time, which hold the time source, is different from the Internet NTP servers by four minutes. I've tried to use the net time command to sync it but it's unsuccessful.

Is there any way that I can sync the time without rebooting the server?


Best regards,

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How to synch Win2000 DC time

by lee_laboy In reply to Server Time Synchronisati ...

At a command prompt type:
net time /setsntp:<timeserver>
Replace <timeserver> with the IP address of the NTP time server you are trying to synch with. Then, still at the command prompt, type the following commands in this exact sequence, and hit enter after each command:

w32tm -tz
w32tm -adj
w32tm -adjoff
w32tm -s

This series of commands is needed to work-around a known issue with the time synchronization (port contention issue) in W2K. If you follow all of these steps and your W2K DC has a connection to the internet, it will automatically synch the time every 8 hours or as frequent as every 45 minutes depending upon how far your clock is "off."

Good luck.

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The DC time sync through local firewall.

by Entaro In reply to How to synch Win2000 DC t ...

Hi lee_laboy,

The DC gets its time from a local firewall which in turns take the time from a NTP time server. The firewall time is correct but the DC time is 4 mins faster.

Can I use your command to sync the time of the DC with the firewall?


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