"Net statistics server" output displays incorrect time


Symptoms


If you run the command "Net Statistics Server" from a Command Prompt on a Windows Server 2008 system with or without Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 installed, the output is displayed as follows:

Server Statistics for \\Computer_Name
Statistics since 1/1/1980 12:00:00 AM

The time stamp "1/1/1980 12:00:00 AM" continues to remain the same even if the server was recently rebooted or the server service on the server was recently restarted.

Cause


This is a limitation of this command on Windows Server 2008 with or without Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2. This command gives the desired output on systems running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. By contrast, the command "Net Statistics Workstation" gives the desired results on Windows Server 2008 with or without Service Pack 1 or 2.

Resolution


If you are using this command to find amount of time the system has been running, other tools are availalbe, such as uptime.exe (as described in Knowledge Base article 232243).

More Information


"Net stats srv" returns the same results on Windows Server 2008 with or without Service Pack 1 or 2 as well.