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I have a VPS that runs Windows Server 2008. The time keeps changing every so often. I haven't been able to find out what triggers this change, but it's usually forward or backward several hours at a time. I don't think the minute changes, it seems that only the hour changes.

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The VPS is probably configured to set the time of the VM's it's hosting, and your Windows 2008 VM is probably getting time from the default time source ( Try disabling your VPS from setting the VM time and see if that fixes your problem.

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This usually indicates some kind of timezone issue between the a VM host, and a VM client. Check to see if the timezone is correct.

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The timezone is correct – user25164 Mar 13 '10 at 22:46

I've had this problem before when the VM was joined to a domain (not sure if yours is).

I used the following command to fix it:

w32tm /config /syncflags:DOMHIER
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