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Windows 2003 R2 and Windows XP Pro Time Synchronization

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Old 06-08-2008
jedrek
 
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Windows 2003 R2 and Windows XP Pro Time Synchronization

Hello,

I am trying to synchronize the time on a bunch of client workstations and
servers to their appropriate Domain Controllers. Eventually the Primary
domain controller will be synchronized to an external time source. I have
the following information, but I am not sure if it is correct:

Open up registry and drill down to the following:

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32TIME\Parameters

original: type = NT5DS, NTPServer = time.windows.com,0x1

new: Type=AllSync,NtpServer=MCSDC1,0x1,MCSDC2,0x1

Is the syntax for the above line correct or should there be spaces instead
of commas? Is there anything else that I need to do in order to setup the
time synchronization? Thanks for your help.


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Old 06-08-2008
jedrek
 
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RE: Windows 2003 R2 and Windows XP Pro Time Synchronization

I found an easier method to synchronize the machines and servers by using the
following command:

net time /setsntp:/<servername>

Alot easier and much safer then having to edit the registry and running into
the possibility of making a costly mistake then having to reload the systems.

Cheers!
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Old 07-08-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Windows 2003 R2 and Windows XP Pro Time Synchronization

Hello jedrek,

PDCEmulator:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:peers /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

With "peers" you can set the time source, either DNS name (time.windows.com)
or an ip address from a reliable time source.

Here you can find some of them:
http://www.pool.ntp.org/


Client configuration:
To configure a client computer for automatic domain time synchronization

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update

After that run:

net stop w32time

net start w32time

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> Hello,
>
> I am trying to synchronize the time on a bunch of client workstations
> and servers to their appropriate Domain Controllers. Eventually the
> Primary domain controller will be synchronized to an external time
> source. I have the following information, but I am not sure if it is
> correct:
>
> Open up registry and drill down to the following:
>
> \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32TIME\Paramete
> rs
>
> original: type = NT5DS, NTPServer = time.windows.com,0x1
>
> new: Type=AllSync,NtpServer=MCSDC1,0x1,MCSDC2,0x1
>
> Is the syntax for the above line correct or should there be spaces
> instead of commas? Is there anything else that I need to do in order
> to setup the time synchronization? Thanks for your help.
>



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