A. You can force a machine to sync its time with either its domain controller (DC)—if the computer is part of a domain—or its configured external time source by using the following command:

w32tm /resync

You’ll see an event written to the system log telling you the time has changed, similar to the following:

Log Name: System<br>Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General<br>Date: 10/24/2008 3:44:48 PM<br>Event ID: 1<br>Task Category: None<br>Level: Information<br>Keywords: Time<br>User: LOCAL SERVICE<br>Computer: savdalwks20.savilltech.net<br>Description:<br>The system time has changed to 10/24/2008 8:44:48 PM from 10/24/2008 8:44:48 PM.<br>Event Xml:<br><Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"><br><System><br><Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General" Guid="\{a68ca8b7-004f-d7b6-a698-07e2de0f1f5d\}" /><br><EventID>1</EventID><br><Version>0</Version><br><Level>4</Level><br><Task>0</Task><br><Opcode>0</Opcode><br><Keywords>0x8000000000000010</Keywords><br><TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-10-24T20:44:48.831Z" /><br><EventRecordID>54508</EventRecordID><br><Correlation /><br><Execution ProcessID="1136" ThreadID="2508" /><br><Channel>System</Channel><br><Computer>savdalwks20.savilltech.net</Computer><br><Security UserID="S-1-5-19" /><br></System><br><EventData><br><Data Name="NewTime">2008-10-24T20:44:48.830Z</Data><br><Data Name="OldTime">2008-10-24T20:44:48.830Z</Data><br></EventData><br></Event>