solved: Windows Client in domain does not sync time correctly , shows „local cmos clock“ as source

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The problem: In an increasing amount of cases windows-clients (in domain environents) are failing to sync the current time. The system settings show „settings are managed by your organization“  and list „Local CMOS Clock“ as source.

Here’s a quick fix, forcing windows to use other ntp-Servers.

  1. launch the command line (windows prompt) per right-mouselick -> as adminstrator
  2. type the following command
    w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:“nptserver1 ntpserver2 ntserver3“ /syncfromflags:manual /update
    whereas nptserver1 ntpserver2 ntpserver3 are – blank delimited – are a list of hostnames / ip-adreses of ntp-servers you want to use.If your router / gateway is running a ntp-server, you can use it’s ip-adress as one of these values. Here’s is an example, using two ntp-servers.
    w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:““ /syncfromflags:manual /update
  3. now restart the computer; date and time should be set automatically after 5 to 30 minutes (just be patient and wait)
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