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By Whatme? ·
I have a problem on my DC. I set it up to syncronize offsite but not working. I can't syncronize w/another DC either.
When asked to sync using w32tm /set I get the message RPC to local server returned 0x0
What does this mean and how the "h" can i get this time stuff to stop

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by Tictag In reply to Time Services

Your DC is supposed to set its time by an Internet (or corporate) time server. This must be configured using NET TIME /SETSNTP:<ntp server list>

Note: Only the PDC FSMO can do this for the forest.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216734 for more info.

Regards,
Tictag.

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by Whatme? In reply to

Done exactly this. on the main DC w/fsmo. Simply does not work. No use looking through Microsoft. even thiough I have read every article they printed on this. My main DC won.t sync w an external time server. no firewall problems either.
Read my error.

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by Tictag In reply to Time Services

You could try:

1. Using Network Monitor to capture DC traffic and lookout for UDP port 123 communication failures. Restart the Windows Time service to initiate a time set.
2. Probably dumb but make sure you have (or the Windows Time service has) the right to Change the system time and that no higher policy is conflicting.

HTH,
Tictag.

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by Whatme? In reply to

I did get it working...kind of. but it keeps quitting. Time service...what a pain.

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