FIX: Windows Server not getting the correct time

Vladimir Popescu
by Vladimir Popescu
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If you find that your Windows server is not getting the correct time, you came to the right place.

Not having the correct time on your Windows server can be extremely annoying, especially if you are using apps that require the time to be synced.


In this article, we will explore some of the most common reasons for this issue happening, and we’ll see how to fix it for good.

Please follow the steps presented in this article closely. This will allow you to make sure that the process of fixing this problem will not create any other issues with your system.

What do if the Windows server is not getting the correct time?

1. Replace your CMOS battery

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The most common of all the reasons for this issue happening is using a machine that either has a low level of BIOS battery power left or if the battery is malfunctioning.

The battery keeps your BIOS settings your PC is not connected to the power cable and also provides power for the built-in hardware clock.

This will make your BIOS reset all your settings (including the clock) once the power is unplugged.

In order to fix it, you will need to replace your CMOS battery with a new one.

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2. Set your PC time to sync with Windows servers

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Note: Before changing the clock synchronization settings, you can also make sure that the time zone settings are correct. To do so, you can simply open Control Panel -> select Clock and Region -> Date and time.

1. Inside the Clock and Region settings -> select the tab Internet Time.
2. Make sure the option Automatic synchronization is turned on.
3. If needed, change the Internet Time Settings by typing in and clicking the Update now button.
4. Press the Ok button to set the settings.


In today’s guide, we explored the best methods to deal with your Windows server not getting the correct time.


Because we understand how important it is for you to have a correct time set on your machine, for both personal and software-related reasons, following the steps mentioned above will surely help.

Please let us know if your problem was solved by this guide, or if you have any suggestions.

You can do this by using the comment section found below this article.


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