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  • Exchange and Domain time issues

    I have a 2003 domain and installed Exchange 2007 fresh install in this domain. I keep getting a error telling me that the time is off on the exchange server. Times on server and domain are the same.


    Log Name: Application
    Source: MSExchangeIS
    Date: 9/17/2009 1:58:17 PM
    Event ID: 5003
    Task Category: General
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: vpdexchange.PublicSafety.LCL
    Unable to initialize the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service because the clocks on the client and on the server machine are skewed. This may be caused by a time change either in the client or the server machine, and may require a reboot of that machine. Other than that, verify that your domain is properly configured and is currently online.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="MSExchangeIS" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49158">5003</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-09-17T18:58:17.000000000Z" />
    <Security />

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    Re: Exchange and Domain time issues

    Are the timezones the same?
    The error isn't really something that is thrown as a false positive, so would tend to point to something being wrong. I have seen it with the date wrong as well!

    Simon Butler
    Exchange MVP

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