Dec 20, 2011

Windows 2003 Server Domain Time

I have a system with a 5 minute time delay. It's domain joined but for unknown reasons it has a 5 minute delay. Now being an e-commerce system this is a bad deal. Credit Card companies don't like it when transactions are delayed by 5 minutes (can you say "man-in-the-middle"?).

Now I just need to figure out why it was off in the first place.

Here is the command to reset the time to the Doman time.

C:\Documents and Settings\wal>net time /?
The syntax of this command is:

[\\computername | /DOMAIN[:domainname] | /RTSDOMAIN[:domainname]] [/SET]
         [\\computername] /QUERYSNTP
         [\\computername] /SETSNTP[:ntp server list]

C:\Documents and Settings\wal>net time / /set
Current time at \\ is 12/20/2011 9:56 AM

The current local clock is 12/20/2011 9:51 AM
Do you want to set the local computer's time to match the
time at \\ (Y/N) [Y]: y
The command completed successfully.

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