"Out of Sync" Status When You Run Netdom.exe /Verify Command

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the "netdom time computer name /verify" command, you may receive the following output even if the time is correct:
Computer       Status
==========================
<member name>  Out Of Sync
The command completed successfully.
					

CAUSE

The Netdom.exe tool uses the NetRemoteTOD function to retrieve the time of the target computer. Because this operation may be slow, the delay to read the server time could influence the difference between the actual server time and the client time, and this can create an incorrect result.

Netdom.exe removes the time taken to get the result of the NetRemoteTOD function before it compares the client and server time. However, because some local variables are used without being initialized, the time comparison is incorrect.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time     Version         Size      File name
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   6/14/2001   03:37p   5.0.2195.3741   114,448   Netdom.exe 
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

You can use the Netdom.exe tool from the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit to automatically check that the times on servers in a domain are synchronized. The "netdom time computer name /verify" command checks if the time of a domain member and its domain controller are synchronized.

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

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Article ID: 300630 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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