Windows Server 2022 Time Service jumping into the future; how to fix this?
If you’re experiencing issues with the time service on Windows Server 2022 and it’s jumping into the future, you can try the following steps to resolve the problem:
- Verify time zone settings: Ensure that the time zone settings on your server are correct. Right-click the clock in the system tray, select “Adjust date/time,” and make sure the correct time zone is selected.
- Check time synchronization settings: Confirm that your server is configured to synchronize time with a reliable source. Open a command prompt as administrator and run the following command to check the current configuration:
w32tm /query /configuration
Make sure the “Type” is set to “NTP” and the “NtpServer” field contains a valid time server address.
- Update time synchronization sources: If the time source specified in the configuration is not working correctly, you can change it. Open a command prompt as administrator and run the following command to set a new time source:
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:"<time_server_address>"
<time_server_address>with the address of a reliable time server, such as
time.windows.comor a specific NTP server.
- Restart the time service: Restarting the Windows Time service can help resolve time-related issues. Open a command prompt as administrator and execute the following commands:
net stop w32time
net start w32time
- Check for system time inconsistencies: Run the following command to check if there are any inconsistencies in the system time:
This command will scan the system files for errors and attempt to repair them.
- Update Windows: Ensure that your server is up to date with the latest Windows updates and patches. Run Windows Update and install any available updates.
- Check for malware: Perform a thorough scan for malware on your server using reliable antivirus software. Malware can sometimes interfere with the time service and cause issues.
- Check hardware components: Verify that all hardware components related to timekeeping, such as the motherboard battery or network adapter, are functioning properly. Replace any faulty components if necessary.
If the issue persists after following these steps, consider reaching out to Microsoft support or consulting with a professional who specializes in Windows Server troubleshooting for further assistance.