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I am running a Windows server on a VM and the time isn't accurate after it reboots.

Is there a command to set the time on a Windows 2008 via NTP when it boots?

It needs to run at boot time not at logon time.

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why the votes to close it? –  vfclists May 4 '12 at 18:06

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w32tm /resync

This requires that you have a valid time provider configured. If this computer is joined to a domain it will sync the time with one of your domain controllers.

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where are the providers configured? the server is a standalone server, not part of a domain. Can the command work with the ntp servers configured in the Time and Date applet –  vfclists May 18 '12 at 7:02
    
I am not entirely sure if it can pull the data out of this configuration, you'd better configure the external ntp servers directly in the registry. Have a Look at KB816042 starting from this section: Configuring the Windows Time service to use an external time source –  leepfrog May 18 '12 at 9:53

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