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#1 goooner

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:06 AM

Hi,
not sure if this is the right board, but I have a problem on our work network concerning the time settings.

I'm running a server (Windows 2008 R2-64bit) with about 40 clients (windows 7 prof/ultimate(32)(64) and XP(SP3)(32)). The problem is that the server sends the wrong time to the clients. Or that the server time is incorrect and that all the clients copy this time and is then also incorrect. I'm a little afraid to tamper with the time settings on the server, as I think I could get problems if the time difference between client and server is more than 3 minutes. Help would be appreciated.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

Hi,

The server its the Domain controller? Is the server time correct?
Make sure the server and the clients have the same time zone set because if not the clients will have different times.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

Hi,

The server its the Domain controller? Is the server time correct?
Make sure the server and the clients have the same time zone set because if not the clients will have different times.

Yes the server is the time controller. If I remove a client from the server the time is correct. They are all set to the correct time zone.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:33 AM

What is the time difference between the client and the server?

Do you have the Domain Controller setup to be a NTP server?
This article should help Configuring Windows 2008 R2 as an NTP Server.

Edit: Also this one Configure a client computer for automatic domain time synchronization

Edited by SleepyDude, 04 September 2012 - 05:41 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:52 AM

What is the time difference between the client and the server?

Do you have the Domain Controller setup to be a NTP server?
This article should help Configuring Windows 2008 R2 as an NTP Server.

Edit: Also this one Configure a client computer for automatic domain time synchronization

Hi,
I think you've misunderstood the query. All the clients have the same time as the server. This time is wrong though. It is 4-5 minutes 'fast' ie. in the future. If I can fix the server time I think all the clients will follow. I'm just afraid that if I set back the server time, it might not allow the clients 'back on' because of the time difference. Thanks for the links, I will browse through them.




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