I tried a couple of microsoft fixes but it is not solving the issue with windows 2003 time service. I am unable to get the time service to work and stay working.
I had it up yesterday and after a server reboot all I get for a "Net time " command is "could not locate a time-server. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3912", so I typed it and it just says "Could not locate a time-server." I dont find this "more help" but that is neigther here nor there.
I had it to the point where the rest of the network would pull the time server from Group policy. The time Server is not a Domain Controller but just another server. originally I ran w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:time.windows.com /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update on the time server
After running that the time service worked. on the server,
then I set up the rest of the domain policy through Group policy to point to that server for time through Group policy MMC snap in.
after this the workstations and other systems pulled the time with a net time /set command...it worked
now the only issue I could see that I had not figured yet was where does the time server need to be in all of this. if the time server is in the domain it will pull it self as the source for time now that Group policy says to, however,,,, thats ok for me if that ends up being the case, as long as the rest of the systems are on the same time.
I am able to ping the time server, Time service is running on time server.
Can somebody help me and let me know what I maybe missing?