Compare BOTH time and time zone on Vista computer and domain controller or
working domain member. They must be the same (if DC and client are in the
same TZ of course).
You can also compare domain and local time by using following commands
(issued at the command line window):
net time /domain
net time \\computername
Another way to see if there is ane time difference between two computers (in
our case client and domain controller) is to use following command:
w32tm /stripchart /computer:%logonserver%
You will see an output like following:
C:\>w32tm /stripchart /computer:%logonserver%
Tracking xxxxx [xx.xx.xx.xx:123].
The current time is 18.12.2006 23:37:32.
23:37:32 d:+00.2333835s o:+00.0926771s
23:37:34 d:+00.2324070s o:+00.0839907s
23:37:36 d:+00.2265480s o:+00.0876074s
23:37:39 d:+00.2324070s o:+00.0886690s
23:37:41 d:+00.2285010s o:+00.0868597s
where +00.xxx is time difference between hosts.
If your Vista computer is domain joined, %logonserver% environment variable
shoud resolve to the name of domain controller. Otherwise, substitute it
with server name you consider as authoritative time server (e.g. your LAN
server or public time server like time.windows.com)
<ocean> wrote in message news:uyPhKQtIHHA.1064@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> restarted and waited for half hour.
> "Josh Phillips" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> The client and domain have to be within 5 min of one another. The
>> workstation should get set automatically once it joins. How long did you
>> allow the workstation to sit before trying again? Have you tried
>> <ocean> wrote in message news:uVNVOSsIHHA.1008@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Hello all:
>>> After I joined the Vista (business) client to Windows 2003 active
>>> directory domain I am not able to login. I get an error message "There
>>> is a time and/or date difference between the client and server". Does
>>> anybody know a workaround for this issue? I am trying to login from
>>> wired desktop machine.
>>> Thanks for you help.