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    Hi guys,

    I have a server running SBS 2008 SP2 and the time seems to be running slow. Everyday it will run slow by a few minutes and by the end of the week the time will be completely wrong. This is affecting the client PCs as they get the time from this DC.

    When I change the time back manually, it will also fix the time on the clients too. However once changed, it will start to run slow again.

    I doubt this is a CMOS problem as it is a relatively new server.

    Google searches yielded in no solution for my problem.

    Any help is appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Clock wrong

    Given all PCs get their time from the PDC emulator, it probably IS the bios clock.

    Alternatively you could be getting time from which is notably unreliable.

    Monitor the server clock, also set your NTP servers to one of the pools (search the forums for posts containing NTP and you will find a plethora of links)
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    • #3
      Re: Clock wrong

      Gerdy, I think you can check where your client is really getting its' time from if you open regedit on a client machine and go to ;

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\W32Time\Parameters\

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