Windows Server 2003 Time Sync Issue

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Dell servers
Time Sync
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Time Sync issue
I am running WS2003- I have 1 server that i've been fooling with for days now - I can do a "w32tm /resync" and the time will be correct for maybe 2 minutes or so - then reverts back to about 40 minutes from the correct time - if I change the BIOS clock to the correct time - it again holds for about 2 minutes - then reverts back to about 40 minutes earlier - Anybody have any ideas as to what could be going on here??

 



Software/Hardware used:
Server 2003 SP2 - DELL 1600 Series Server -

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W32Time synchronizes clocks within a forest using a time hierarchy that begins with the PDC Emulator in the forest root domain, which is considered the stratum 2 time source for the forest. This domain controller can have its own clock controlled several ways:
-By synching to a reliable time server on the Internet.
-By synching to an locally-connected hardware time source such as an atomic clock.
-By relying on its own internal CMOS clock for reliable time.

i would start of by changing the CMOS Battery…see if that helps…

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  • c007
    same story, i just replaced the cmos battery.
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  • INFOQUERY
    I did replace the CMOS mattery yesterday - no change in outcome
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  • Rakei
    Configuring the Windows Time service to use an internal hardware clock To configure the PDC master without using an external time source, change the announce flag on the PDC master.This configuration forces the PDC master to announce itself as a reliable time source and uses the built-in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) clock. To configure the PDC master by using an internal hardware clock, follow these steps: 1-Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. 2-Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW32TimeConfigAnnounceFlags 3-In the right pane, right-click AnnounceFlags, and then click Modify. 3-In Edit DWORD Value, type A in the Value data box, and then click OK. 4-Quit Registry Editor. At the command prompt, type the following command to restart the Windows Time service, and then press ENTER: net stop w32time && net start w32time back up your registry first...hope this works...
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  • Rakei
    heres is another suggestion that might be of use to you.. follow this link.. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 hope this is any help..
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  • INFOQUERY
    Ok - I finally figured out what was happening with this - I have LABVIEW DSC installed on this machine also - and funny enough it has a "Time Sync" service that is constantly running - although I don't know where it sync's to - I was reintializing the Variable Engine and noticed this running - I stopped this service thinking "What if???" and sure enough - I re-sync'ed time - it's been right for 4 days now and I disabled this service from starting again - Thanks for all the help guys!!
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