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Time synchronization settings in Virtual Server 2005
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This article discusses the synchronization of the system time between the host computer and the virtual machine in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. Virtual Server 2005 checks to make sure that the time setting difference between the virtual machine and the host computer is within preconfigured limits. The frequency that the time synchronization is performed and the time difference threshold can be configured in the virtual machine configuration (.vmc) file.
Virtual Server 2005 regularly examines the system time of a virtual machine at a frequency that is configured in the virtual machine configuration (.vmc) file. By default, Virtual Server 2005 is configured to perform this time synchronization check every 15 seconds. If the virtual machine and the host computer have a time setting difference that is more than the threshold that is configured in the virtual machine configuration (.vmc) file, Virtual Server 2005 synchronizes the virtual machine time setting to match the host computer.
The default time synchronization settings for a Virtual Server 2005 virtual machine are as follows: