Syncing Server Time

Posted on 2004-11-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Manufacturing company
We have a single domain with two dcs and 14 servers.
Down in the plant, we have some equipment that runs and is controlled by a different server, different domain, it is on our same wiring scheme.  It knows we have dcs.  How do I set the plant server to control its own time and one work station that is attached to it?
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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NT server?  2000? 2003?

if 2000 or 2003, you should be able to use the net time command:

NET TIME /SETSNTP:timeserver
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Sorry Win2K server sp4.  I am trying your suggestion now.
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More info.

I really do not know what I need to do at this point in time.

The IS dept has a domain xx that has two domain controllers, 14 servers under the domain and numerous workstations (all win2k sp4).  In the plant we have a Win2k server sp4 that has its own domain.  XY domain.  It is on the same IP segment as our IS domain xx.  XY can ping the domain controller in IS.  The Plant Server has two nic cards one is for its domain XY the other is connected to a workstation further down in the plant  - all of this is set to monitor electrical power usage and has to have the correct time on the Plant Server.  Since the server is "aware" of our domain controller (but not a member of our xx domain), I thought I could use the command line to set the Plant Server to poll time form the xx controller.  Did not work.  So, can anyone point me to a resolution to this problem or do I need to call in someone from the outside that knows more than me?  

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Ok, talked to vendor that hosts our proxy server/firewall.  He says that if I use:
NET TIME:/setsntp:xxx.xxx@xxxx.com (his firewall that is issuing time to all our other servers - that is working) it should work.  Set it that way on the separate server in other domain- getting warning msg: "NTP not responding".   Can ping the firewall.  Any suggestions?

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Leew finally got it to work had to stop service and then set then restart.  It worked thanks.

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