LKBEN10608: Time service problems after changing the pdc emulator role to a different system


The domain controller does not synchronise its time as ist should be


The domain controller was the pdc emulator and the role has been moved


After you transfer the role to a different system, you have to configure the old system so it will get its time from the domain hierarchy. You need to be administrator to make these changes. Type the following command in a command line:

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update

The domhier stands for the domain hierarchy!

After the change you have to restart the service. You can do this with "net stop w32time" followed by "net start w32time".
Now everything should be ok again.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.