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I have two Server 2008 machines on a network (a virtual network; they are both VMs running in VMware Server). One server is a Full Server 2008 installation, and was the first DC I installed. The second server is running Server Core and is also a DC. (This is a test network that I am using for a specific project.)

The problem is that the time/date on the Server Core machine is apparently not syncing up with the other server. I've tried

w32tm.exe /resync /nowait

and have also tried

w32tm /config /update /syncfromflags:DOMHIER

and then trying to resync again, but neither seems to work. I'm still getting a completely different time/date on the Server Core machine.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Are you getting any errors listed in the logs? What are they set to sync to? – Mr Furious Nov 28 '09 at 3:01
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Have you configured the VMWare to not push the host time to your VM's? The default behavior of Virtual Services is to have the VM's get their time/date from the VM Host...

Here is an article I found using a search that talks about enabling/disabling time sync with the host...

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Thanks, it was a VMware issue. I installed VMware Tools, and set it to sync time with the guest OS, and that fixed the problem. Thanks! – johnnyb10 Nov 29 '09 at 16:46

Have you gone through this KB article?

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