Windows 2000 uses W32Time to synchrone date / time in a Windows 2000 network. In a Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 computers would record the following System event:
Event ID: 64
Description: Because of repeated network problems, the time service has not been able to find a domain
controller to synchronize with for a long time. To reduce network traffic, the time service will wait 960
minutes before trying again. No synchronization will take place during this interval, even if network
connectivity is restored. Accumulated time errors may cause certain network operations to fail. To tell
the time service that network connectivity has been restored and that it should resynchronize, execute
"w32tm /s" from the command line.</b>
1. Edit the %SystemRoot%\W32time.ini file on the PDC and set LocalNTP=yes.
2. At a CMD prompt on the PDC, type:
net start w32time</b>
<b> net time /setsntp:<PDC Computer Name></b>NOTE: If you are using Timeserv, modify the above accordingly.
NOTE: If the Windows 2000 computer ever joins a Windows 2000 domain, you must reset it's W32Time service. Use Regedt32 to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters. Delete the ntpserver value and change the type value to nt5DS, from ntp.