Making sure you don’t sync with the Parent

I have eventsentry.com on my existing SBS 2003 which also means it’s now on my HyperV clone.  So I kept getting a time change alert..


DATE / TIME   11/5/2009 9:36:21 PM MESSAGE The system time was changed.
Process ID: 1368
Process Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmicsvc.exe


I had forgotten to uncheck the box on the time sync setting on the HyperV.  You still want the DC inside the HyperV to get and grab it’s own time from the various ntp time sync portals and not try to sync up with the HyperV parent.



Uncheck the box in that settings window and all is well.

One Thought on “Making sure you don’t sync with the Parent

  1. I’ve found in the past that turning this feature off dose not always work so I always disable the Hyper-V time sync service.

    I also run this on my ‘PDC’

    w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:time.windows.com /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
    net stop w32time && net start w32time

    and this on my other servers.

    w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
    net stop w32time && net start w32time

    I’ve had people messing with times in the past that has created many headaches for me. Following these steps normally get me out of trouble :)

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