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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Time Synchronization Issue When Running Virtual Domain Controller


You probably having “time out of sync” when DC is running in Hyper-V environment and would like to try my method.

Some suggestion that you can try to resolve this issue:-

1. Uncheck “Time synchronization” from Integration Services on the DC VM.


2. Set aside 1 Physical Domain Controller which running PDC Roles.

3. If you would like to setup Virtual Domain Controller which running PDC Roles to sync time with external NTP time source.

I’m using External NTP time source from:-

a)To configure the PDC FSMO in the forest root domain with one or more time servers
w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:””,0x1 /syncfromflags:manual

b)To update the “Windows Time Service” configuration
w32tm /config /update

c) To resync time with a source
w32tm /resync



View the result from registry .

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters


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