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"Server is not advertising as a time server" error message while executing dcdiag command on the PDC... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all;

    Please look at the following error messages. As you can see, the PDC emulator does not advertise itself as a time source.

    Please note that, the PDC does not have Internet connection, so it cannot sync itself from a reliable external time source.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks


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    Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:02 AM

Answers

  • I manged to solve the problem!

    When I checked the AnnounceFlags in the Registry path which you have provided, it showed 5. But when I executed the following command, it was 4:

    w32tm /query /configuration

    In the output of the above command, it shows (Policy) instead of (Local). So I realized that there should be some policy settings that apply to the DCs in the domain. When I find it and changed it accordingly, the problem solved.

    Thanks anyway.

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    • Edited by R.Alikhani Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by R.Alikhani Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:55 AM
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:54 AM

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  • Might check the AnnounceFlags One I just checked is 5 (1 + 4)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config

    • 0x00 Not a time server
    • 0x01 Always time server
    • 0x02 Automatic time server
    • 0x04 Always reliable time server
    • 0x08 Automatic reliable time server

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/maweeras/2009/05/08/dcdiag-reports-not-advertising-as-time-server/

     

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    Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:50 PM
  • Hi,

    Check the following entries:

    Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config

    Key Name: AnnounceFlags

    Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value )

    Data: 0x5

     

    Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type

    Key Name: Type

    Type: REG_SZ(String Value)

    Data: NTP

     

    Best Regards,

    Fan


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    Monday, July 15, 2019 5:15 AM
  • Thanks for your reply. I will check as soon as possible and will reply back...

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    Monday, July 15, 2019 5:15 AM
  • I manged to solve the problem!

    When I checked the AnnounceFlags in the Registry path which you have provided, it showed 5. But when I executed the following command, it was 4:

    w32tm /query /configuration

    In the output of the above command, it shows (Policy) instead of (Local). So I realized that there should be some policy settings that apply to the DCs in the domain. When I find it and changed it accordingly, the problem solved.

    Thanks anyway.

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    • Edited by R.Alikhani Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by R.Alikhani Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:55 AM
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:54 AM
  • Sounds good,.

     

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    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:16 PM