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Questions tagged [w32time]

w32time is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. It was first shipped in the Windows 2000 release. It is used to keep the time on windows machines in sync and is especially geared for windows machines that are members of active directory.

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Why is my internal clock always 1.3 seconds off?

I ran w32tm /stripchart /computer:time.windows.com just for fun and found out that my clock is 1.3 seconds behind this timeserver. Not that I think Microsoft is wrong, but I tried it with various ...
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W32time on 2016

Virtual server on MS 2016, on a domain, w32time is disabled. What is required so that time sync works with best practice to sync with domain DC? Other MS 2012 R2 have w32time running but manual(...
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How to get the NTP offset and delay values in Wondows systems

I've a Linux server where I can get the delay and offset values for a certain peer using the ntpq command: $ ntpq -nc peers remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter =...
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Replace w32tm with NTP on 2008 domain controller

We have a 2008 R2 domain spread over many sites around the world and have been using the built in w32tm service for quite some time. We have found that the times are inaccurate in the order of ...
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WIndows clients not syncing time

I have a basic Windows network and the workstations are not syncing time. I have read and followed the advice in the article below without success: How to change time source from "Local CMOS ...
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Time propogates with an offset

The network is simple, Two Domain Controllers Servers Client Workstations Other Devices The primary DC is configured to synchronize time with NTP servers. The secondary DC and other Servers are ...
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Time Synch Issue in Win Server OS

There is time sync issue in couple of server's. Below is the Description There are two identical server's with same OS and same set of software's running. And they are pretty new server's.In every 30 ...
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w32time unable to get proper sync

I have a problem manifesting in our network that the main DC PDC Emulator is not able to have a proper time. It is off around 80 seconds pretty much all of the time and I am at a loss on how to fix ...
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Domain member server's time is drifting

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that is a member of a domain. The other day I found that its time was different from the domain controller by seven seconds. I ran the following command... w32tm /...
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BPA for AD Server 2008 and 2008 R2 DCs W32Time setting complaint

I have been going through some of the warnings raised by BPA against our DCs to make sure everything is as it should be. Everything has been going well until I got to the following warnings: The ...
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What doe 'Root Dispersion' mean? (w32tm /query /status)

I apologise for asking what seems like an easilly googlable question but I've tried, and even Microsoft's own article on W32tm doesn't seem to mention it. I have recently been configuring time sync ...
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w32time on win 2003 not syncing

We have a Windows 2003 file server with a Windows 2008 R2 DC. For a while this has been working fine, but now the time on the file server is drifting and not synching any more. The file server is a ...
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configure time sync for azure VMs

I have several ExtraSmall-sized Azure VMs (PaaS / Cloud Service based) that are all experiencing drifting of the Windows clock. Research showed that this is quite common, especially in VMs with shared ...
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Is it viable to use w32tm /stripchart to judge time variance of two Windows hosts from each other? A better way to discover two host's time variance?

Is it viable to use w32tm.exe's option stripchart to judge the time variance of two hosts (within a very small margin of error)? Note that w32tm.exe's stripchart function is separate than the ...
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How to change time source from “Local CMOS Clock” to “DC”

In a domain, I want to set DC as time server. To do that I use this command: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:europe.pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update and w32tm /resync /...
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An error occured synchronizing windows with time.windows.com

Okay so I've tried stopping/registering the win32tm service on this Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Computer. C:\Users\Administrator>net stop w32time The Windows Time service is stopping. The ...
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What is my time source server 2003

Have just had a bit of an issue with our time setup after an issue with our PDC. Am on clear up duty now but am struggling with some 2003 servers. On server 2008 I can run w32tm /query /source and ...
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2008 R2 DC refuses to Sync w32tm with an external NTP server

We've been dealing with clock inaccuracy in the office for a few months now as a result of our DC's internal clock drifting, and I finally have a few spare cycles to try to take care of the problem. ...
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How does a replicated DC handles w32tm changes?

We have 2 replicated W2K8R2 DC's. I had updated one (DC1) with w32tm to get manual updates from asia NTP. Everything syncs correctly. My question: (In order to learn): How does this propagates to ...
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Time Service will not start on Windows Server - System error 1290

I have been trying to sort out some time sync issues involving two domain controllers and seem to have ended up with a bigger problem. It's horrible. They are both virtual machines (one being on ...
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checking windows time sync from 2 computers with different times

I have 2 domain controllers, that are NOT on the same forest (they are on the same network though) I am trying to have both of them sync from the same time sync server (time.windows.com) so times ...
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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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inconsistant w32tm results

What can be the reason to get 2 different results when running C:\Documents and Settings\wswebuser.OPTI>w32tm /monitor OptiDC.opti *** PDC *** [192.168.0.2]: ICMP: 0ms delay. NTP: +...
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How can I check if my time sync is correct?

I have updated a W2K3 settings according to the steps shown here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042#LetMeFixItMyselfAlways2 The peers list I use is: 0.asia.pool.ntp.org,0x1 1.asia.pool.ntp.org,...
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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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How set in Windows Server 2008 r2 interval to sync time with the PDC emulator?

In a Windows 2003 domain, I have 7 members servers that are Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to make it so that they sync time with the PDC emulator at least every 15 minutes or less if possible. Is ...
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Using w32tm to resync all computers on a domain

I've noticed the time on all of our computers seems to be off by about 5 minutes. I think most computers are set up to sync time with one of our servers. after running a net time or a w32tm /query /...
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Windows Time out of sync

We have 5 virtual Windows 2003 servers running Citrix in our company, that users can log onto, Every so often one of the servers will change it's date/time so far ahead, users are unable to log on ...
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Configuring time sync on domain

I have an AD domain (2 dcs single domain) and a number of member servers. I need to configure time synchronisation so that everything is in sync. There is a lot of fluff on this topic. Does anyone ...
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Catch Windows system log events to a text file

I need to capture w32time events to a text file for a silly compliance requirement. Is there a way to that in Windows?
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Windows Time management: Domain Time II a neccessary product? [closed]

I ask as I have become part of a network where they have w32 time disabled on machines, and use Domain Time II. Product info here: http://www.greyware.com/software/domaintime/ Just curious if anyone ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 Time Sync Between DCs

Our domain has three domain controllers, two of which are Windows 2008 R2, with a third that runs 2003 R2. DC1 (2008 R2, PDC Emulator, Syncs with external time source) DC2 (2008 R2) DC3 (2003 R2) ...
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w32tm returning inconsistent results

We've got a Hyper-V environment where the time is running around like a headless chicken. Some days when I come in, it's 10 minutes slow. Other days, it's 5 minutes fast. Today it's over 30 minutes ...
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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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Can't access some clients using w32tm /stripchart - error: 0x800705B4

I'm trying to track down a time synchronisation problem. I've got a DC in a remote branch. w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:Parameters reveals Type = NT5DS and the Type means its sync'ing with the domain, I ...
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W32Time sync problems for Hyper-V Guests (W32Time Event IDs 38, 24, 29, 35)

On my Windows guests running under Hyper-V in a domain environment, I noticed that the Windows Time service was having problems. Periodically, I was receiving the following three messages in the ...
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How do I configure a windows domain controller to use an external time server?

I found this KB artice: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 But it involves a bunch of manual registry hacks. I was hoping to find something buried in Administrative Tools somewhere that allowed ...