Time Synchronization issue in Windows Server 2003 systems running as VMware Guests

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Result

On a Windows Server 2003 computer that is a VMware Guest system, you may find that the system time is incorrect.

Cause

Windows Time Service (w32time) may not work normally in a VMware Guest system. This occurs due to the design of VMware virtual machine.

Resolution

To work around this issue, please contact VMWare for further assistance. You may refer to the article in the More Information section of this article.

More Information



For more information, please refer to the following VMware document. The article ID is 1318.

VMware Time Sync and Windows Time Service
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?language=en_US&externalId=1318

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Article ID: 953797 - Last Review: May 30, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
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