After you run the Dcpromo.exe utility to promote a Windows Server 2003-based computer to a domain controller, and then you restart the server, the following warning events appear in the system event log:
This behavior occurs when you restart the server that was promoted to a domain controller. In this scenario, the Windows Time service (W32Time) tries to authenticate before Directory Services has started. There are no adverse effects on computers that experience the warning events that are described in the "Symptoms" section.
Article ID: 823712 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3