rnuophx
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Contributor

W2003 SP2 guest running on ESX 3.0.x host loses time, all other VMs on host are in-sync with domain time source.

W2003 SP2 guest running on ESX 3.0.x host loses time, all other VMs on host are in-sync with domain time source. It does not matter if I point the VMs time source directly to the domain time source or to the host via VMTools (host is sync'd with domain time source via NTP).

Does anyone have any suggestions ?

Thanks,

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williambishop
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Nevermind, I see you already pointed tools to the host.

Can you turn off windows time update? That might let tools control it.

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christoph_wegen
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Hi Rob,

How exactly does the W2K3SP2 guest vm "lose time"? Is it gradually running out of synch? Or is it permanently off by a fixed offset?

Regards,

Christoph Wegener

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JonRoderick
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Hot Shot

Was this converted from a physical machine or was it a brand-new virtual machine?

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rnuophx
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It gradually creaps out of sync.

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rnuophx
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Contributor

Is a new deploy from the same teplates that 100+ VMs have been deployed over the last year.

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