Fix Time Synchronization Errors

April 28, 2007

Andy Goodman (SBS-MVP) posted this article on his blog recently. If you are having time synchronization errors on your servers (they were working, now they are not), this post will help you greatly. I have a server that has been doing this and this mini script helped me.

If your servers are not able to time sync lately, check out the batch of commands below. This set of instructions is for servers that have been synching fine, and all of a sudden just stopped. (If your server has never been able to time sync, see the M&M’s article on synching time on SBS. )

Here are the commands;

w32tm /configure /manualpeerlist:time-a.nist.gov,0×8 /syncfromflags:MANUAL
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync

Copy and paste those commands into notepad, save the file as timefix.cmd on the desktop of your server. Then just double-click it to run the batch of commands. Be sure to watch the last command and make sure it says the sync was successful.

Note: you may want to change the time source to one local to you (here is a list of time servers), but time-a.nist.gov works fine for me (GMT -5 Eastern USA).


One comment

  1. It worked great. Finally, something simple that works! Thank you!

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