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question about timesync in AD

I´m going to install a new DC, and need some input regarding NTP.

As I understand the authoritive server for time in a ad is the server with PDC role, right ?

So if I install a new Dc it will sync against the PDC without ned of configuration ?

is this correct?
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

> As I understand the authoritive server for time in a ad is the server with PDC role, right ?

That's right yes.

> So if I install a new Dc it will sync against the PDC without ned of configuration ?

And that's also correct. for 2000 and 2003 networks time synchronisation is handled automatically.  

It's set like that because of the requirements placed on the network by the Kerberos Authentication system, more than about 5 minutes out and it'll get really upset  about trying to authenticate.

It is possible to manaully configure it for the workstations if you really want to of course:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307897&sd=tech

HTH

Chris
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