DHCP The server detected that it is out of time synchronization with partner server

Hi All,

I would like to share with you a problem I have experienced a few days ago on my DHCP server.

Suddenly some computers didn’t respond to PXE requests and some computers didn’t receive a new IP address, The first thing I have checked is the event viewer.

And unfortunately on the event viewer I have encountered with the following error:

DHCP Event

Even I have Fail Over cluster the DHCP service was down, fortunately, the lease holds the IP on the clients.

The problem was that the windows time zone suddenly was different between two DHCP servers, therefore the “Synchronized” failed.

I ran  on w32tm command to r-sync the time zone again:

w32tm /config /update /syncfromflags:DOMHIER


my suggestion is even if time issue solved,Please login to the server sometimes in order to make sure the time issue has not returned.