I have a Windows 2008 server - 32bit - running in an ESX environment.
I can manually sync the time to a time server (time.microsoft.com, tick.gatech.edu, or any other time server) and the time is properly set and displayed in the system tray clock. I am also setting the time zone correctly to Eastern Time - Adjusted for DST.
Everything looks good at this point.
However, if I restart the system then the system clock is set 4 hours earlier. (i.e. 4:00 PM real time becomes 12:00PM on the system).
I then have to either force a time resync or mannual set the time to the correct hour. Minutes are not affected -- but the time is set exactly 4 hours back.
This is driving me nuts and I'm looking for a solution to this. Unfortunatly several key tasks on this server are time sensitive and this is causing a real problem.
I have doubled checked that the VMtools is not set to sync the clock to the ESX server.
Thanks for any help.