When you run the dcdiag
command on Windows Server 2008 or
prior Windows release versions against a remote domain controller server that
is running Windows Server 2008 release two (R2), the dcdiag
command will return
a warning from the Windows Time (W32Time) service that resembles the following
Invalid service startup type: w32time on
<domain controller name>, current value
DEMAND_START, expected value AUTO_START .........................
<domain controller name> failed test Services.
This is an expected behavior as the W32Time service is changed
to a manual startup service as default in Windows Server 2008 release two
command in the Windows Server 2008 or prior
Windows release versions does not reflect this update. However, the dcdiag
command in Windows Server 2008 R2 is updated for this behavior change so that
there will not be such a warning message from the W32Time service if you run
the command on Windows Server 2008 R2.
For more information about the
command, visit the following Web site: