In Hyper-V virtualization, a guest virtual machine has something called “Integration Services.” By default, all of these services are pretty much enabled, including time synchronization. However, this can cause big issues if you have virtual Domain Controllers, and your physical host servers are not getting their time from a common, reliable source, such as an external NTP server like 0.us.pool.ntp.org, 1.nl.pool.ntp.org, etc.
In particular, if a virtual host is running a guest Domain Controller (DC), then the DC will be getting its time from the clock of the physical Hyper-V server at start-up.
Keep only one time authority
There should be only one time authority on the network, which in turn should be synchronized with a reliable NTP server. Hencem, we up our virtual Domain Controller (DC01) to sync with an outside NTP server, and then set other DC02 to refer to the primary DC only.
To see what our server (DC01/DC02) is using as it’s time authority use:
Disable time synchronization for both Domain Controller VM’s
Hyper-V Manager > Virtual Machine > Settings > Integration Services:
Set time sync for your Domain Controllers
Next, on your DC01, reset the time authority. Microsoft offers a fix that helps you set an external time source such as “0.us.pool.ntp.org” .
Set Hyper-V physical servers to sync time to domain controllers (DC01/DC02)
Take Remote desktop connection to Hyper-V serves (HV01/HV02)