Windows 2000 terminal server date change

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Date error
Terminal Server
Windows 2000 Server
We are experiencing this weird problem on our windows 2000 terminal server. it started end of last year and we have not found anything in the server logs or on the internet to explain it. what happens it that users will start to call in stating that, if they are already logged in, their sessions are either locked up or they get kicked out. If they are not logged in already then they can't log in at all. So we remote into the server and find that the date on the server has gone back exactly 1 month. The last time it happened was 02/14/2008. I checked the server and it was set to 01/14/2008. the time on the server was correct. We change the date back to the correct date and it starts working fine again. Anyone have any idea what is going on here?

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Look to your logs for someone changing the time.

Look to the CMOS and adjust time there instead of in Windows. With the posting of a patch or service pack, Windows can lose it’s mind and revert to the time on the system clock. That, or set your system time to fetch the correct time from an NTS server.

My guess is that the CMOS clock is a month behind the times.

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