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    I have close to 20 servers spread out over the US. We're using SonicWALL's to link them together without corporate office. Each server is a DC for each respective location.

    All of my servers, except for one, are showing a correct time that's on my main DC at corporate.

    The server in question shows 14 minutes fast. When I do a NET TIME on the server, it says it's getting time from one of my servers in Texas (which isn't a problem because it's time is correct), however it apparently isn't because it's fast.

    Now, when I do a NET TIME /SET it reverts to the correct time but switches back to 14 minutes fast within a minute.

    All of my users at that location are having the same time issues.

    Normally this wouldn't be a huge deal, but the users are getting time sync errors when trying to access files on servers outside of their physical location, namely my corporate location...

    One thing I haven't tried is forcing replication. I'm going to try that now and will report back. In the mean time, if any has any clues or knowledge about a fix or a road map for me to fix this, I'd appreciate it!

    Thanks ya'll!

    Todd
    I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

    Thanks,
    Todd

  • #2
    Re: Time Issues

    Replication did it!

    Awesome... Just forced replication and the server synced up.

    Now to figure out why replication is acting like a donkey...

    thanks,
    Todd
    I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

    Thanks,
    Todd

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    • #3
      Re: Time Issues

      I love it when I figure stuff out like that...
      I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

      Thanks,
      Todd

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      • #4
        Re: Time Issues

        Check how often your systems are set to replicate and ensure that your VPN's are up and running.

        Any events reporting replication problems??

        Run a netdiag and dcdiag as well to be sure.

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        • #5
          Re: Time Issues

          What time settings are you using?
          please type w32tm /dumpreg /subkey: paramneters and repost
          if setup correctly the system should use any of the DC's to sync it's time.
          do you use an external (internet) time server to sync the systems?
          Last edited by Ossian; 18th May 2012, 08:00.
          Redearl
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          • #6
            Re: Time Issues

            C:\Users\todd>w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:

            Value Name Value Type Value Data
            --------------------------------------------------------

            DisplayName REG_SZ @%SystemRoot%\system32\w32time.dll,-2
            00
            ImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k
            LocalService
            Description REG_SZ @%SystemRoot%\system32\w32time.dll,-2
            01
            ObjectName REG_SZ NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
            ErrorControl REG_DWORD 1
            Start REG_DWORD 2
            Type REG_DWORD 32
            ServiceSidType REG_DWORD 1
            RequiredPrivileges REG_MULTI_SZ SeAuditPrivilege, SeChangeNotifyPrivi
            lege, SeCreateGlobalPrivilege, SeImpersonatePrivilege, SeSystemTimePrivilege
            FailureActions REG_BINARY 8051010000000000000000000300000014000
            0000100000060EA000001000000C0D40100000000000000000 0


            We are using the default domain policy to grab the time and it's synced with a NIST server.


            It's worked fine since this last post of mine but one of our locations in Texas has started getting goofy the last day or two.
            I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

            Thanks,
            Todd

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            • #7
              Re: Time Issues

              Originally posted by todd231 View Post
              C:\Users\todd>w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:

              Value Name Value Type Value Data
              --------------------------------------------------------

              DisplayName REG_SZ @%SystemRoot%\system32\w32time.dll,-2
              00
              ImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k
              LocalService
              Description REG_SZ @%SystemRoot%\system32\w32time.dll,-2
              01
              ObjectName REG_SZ NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
              ErrorControl REG_DWORD 1
              Start REG_DWORD 2
              Type REG_DWORD 32
              ServiceSidType REG_DWORD 1
              RequiredPrivileges REG_MULTI_SZ SeAuditPrivilege, SeChangeNotifyPrivi
              lege, SeCreateGlobalPrivilege, SeImpersonatePrivilege, SeSystemTimePrivilege
              FailureActions REG_BINARY 8051010000000000000000000300000014000
              0000100000060EA000001000000C0D40100000000000000000 0


              We are using the default domain policy to grab the time and it's synced with a NIST server.


              It's worked fine since this last post of mine but one of our locations in Texas has started getting goofy the last day or two.
              Hi Todd,

              I am facing the same problem on my exch server. Can you please tell me how did you solved this problem.

              Shahid Jamal

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              • #8
                Re: Time Issues

                From post #2 he forced replication and the servers adjusted their time to match the PDC emulator
                Tom Jones
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                Ossian Ltd
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