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Windows Server system time drifts badly on Amazon EC2 instance

We've been using an EC2 micro instance for a little remote monitoring for the past few weeks, and it's bothered me badly how the system time is never accurate; no matter how much fighting I did with ...
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w32tm /query /configuration equivalent in 2003?

I'm trying to figure out the NTP server in use, so I issued w32tm /query /configuration But that doesn't work, Looks like /configuration is invalid in 2003, what's a possible substitute?
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Time issues on the Network — How to find the Root Cause

A number of application servers started erroring out in my domain. Troubleshooting led me to a missconfiguration of NTP. I fixed the issue, but I don't know how the issue arose in the first place. ...
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Adjust frequency of Windows Time sync

On Windows 2003 it is possible via the registry to set a custom interval for updates. This is done via the following registry key: ...
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676 views

Time sync fails on Hyper-V VM, but succeeds when I log in as a domain user

We have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 VM running on Hyper-V (Server 2008 R2 host). The VM has Hyper-V time synchronization enabled. I noticed that the time on the VM was fast by around 25 minutes. I saw ...
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Increasing time difference between Windows Server 2003 and time.nist.gov even after explicitly syncing time

I have synced the time of my server to time.nist.gov. This server communicates with a client’s server which is also synced with time.nist.gov. After noting that we seemed to be out of sync with the ...
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How to return to Default settings of NTP/Time server on domain with GP

This is an Edit - according to the comments, I may have not been understood/ Facts: I have a Windows 2003 Domain PDC Emulator is enabled and working correctly on my DC I have a GPO that is NOT ...
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Current time is off on a Windows 2003 Server DC

I have a single server that is also a domain controller in a cabinet, there are no other servers attached to its domain. I've reset the time in the BIOS (from what I recall) and in Windows to the ...
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How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server

I have a performance lab running behind a firewall, so none of the machines in the lab has internet access. All machines in the lab are part of a domain with the domain controller also present inside ...
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NTP problems in one AD OU?

We have one domain with OU's for each geographic site. We have five physical sites; one in Asia, two in Europe, and two in the U.S. (not sure if this might have any bearing on the situation). One ...
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Windows time service on Windows 2003 Server DC that provides RAS

The scenario: A Windows 2003 Server, that is the only DC in the network (192.168.1.10/24), is configured to synchronise its time from another NTP-Server (Linux machine with radio clock, IP ...
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Lost NTP sync on SQL servers

I've just noticed that one of our clients SQL servers are syncing against time.microsoft.com, the rest of the domain is looking at ntp.[clients.domain].co.uk, so our SQL servers are about 3 minutes ...
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SNTP, why do you mock me?

--- SOLVED SEE EDIT 5 --- My w2k3 pdc is configured as an authoritative time server. Other servers on the domain are able to sync with it if I manually specify it in the peer list. By if I try to ...
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With windows 2003 time service using NT5DS (domain hierarchy), how do you configure the polling interval?

On Windows 2003 server/xp, the manual (NTP) mode of the windows time service CLIENT has a "SpecialPollInterval" which allows you to set a custom poll interval instead of what the OS decides. I've ...
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Why does a windows XP domain client default to having NTP server enabled?

On a windows XP client that is a member of a domain, resetting the Windows time service to defaults (w32tm /unregister, w32tm /register) enables the NTP server on the XP machine itself. ...
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PDC not syncing time properly

Running 2003 as my PDC and I cannot get the time to sync properly. I've tried to sync with windows and nist with no luck. It does not appear to be blocked by the firewall (verified with w32tm ...
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711 views

Windows domain controller clock sync

How often do computers sync their clock with a domain controller - by default? Or where is this option located on windows 2003? Thank you. Mike
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Time server for Windows 2003 domain

Am I correct that the NET TIME command should return the time from the PDC for the domain? If so, the issue we are contending with is that NET TIME command returns \randomfileserver. How do I reset ...
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Increasing the accuracy of windows 2003 NTP time sync

Hi using w32tm or some other service (NTP W32Time) is there away to increase the accuracy of windows time to sync at-least every 1sec? Whats setup; windows 2003 AD environment with a few servers and ...
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Synchronising clocks on a number of non-domain windows servers

We have a number of webservers, application servers and database servers that we want to keep in sync. Some of these servers are not connected to the Internet so accessing external time sources is not ...