I have configured my PDC (windows 2008 R2) to sync with external time source uk.pool.ntp.org and followed all the instructions to the letter which are set out here:
but for some reason it always remains 5-6mins faster than the correct time. When I query the value against the peers it shows this:
C:\Windows\system32>w32tm /query /peers #Peers: 1 Peer: uk.pool.ntp.org,0x1 State: Active Time Remaining: 732.9759988s Mode: 1 (Symmetric Active) Stratum: 2 (secondary reference - syncd by (S)NTP) PeerPoll Interval: 10 (1024s) HostPoll Interval: 10 (1024s) C:\Windows\system32>w32tm /monitor /computers:uk.pool.ntp.org uk.pool.ntp.org[22.214.171.124:123]: ICMP: 15ms delay NTP: -339.9182573s offset from local clock RefID: ntp2.linx.net [126.96.36.199] Stratum: 2 Warning: Reverse name resolution is best effort. It may not be correct since RefID field in time packets differs across NTP implementations and may not be using IP addresses.
can anyone tell me why this is so? It's driving me mad!!
Thanks in advance.