Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller Time Keeps Getting Behind The Actual Time RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone,

    The Time on my Domain Controller (which is VM on Hyper-V configured with SCVMM) keeps getting behind by 2-3 minutes in comparison with the original time. The issue is, we set the time on our DC as per the actual time, but, after some hours or a period the time gets 2 to 3 minutes behind the actual time which causes all users to have an incorrect time. Our work is time critical and each second of it is very important to us.

    Please tell all the possibilities that why the DC is behaving like this and what should be the troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue.

    Thank You!
    Friday, July 19, 2019 5:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    with netdom query fsmo you identify your PDC if you have more than one dc in your environment.

    On this PDC you can check the configured time source by typing: w32tm /query /source.

    Make sure your PDC uses a reliable time source, for example: (further details see

    All your Clients and servers should take their system time from your pdc.

    Hope this helps,

    regards, pat

    Friday, July 19, 2019 7:05 AM
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    Monday, July 22, 2019 8:21 AM