Find TIme Server in 2003 Active Directory

Posted on 2007-07-26
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Last Modified: 2011-08-18
how do i find out which server is my nntp time server for the domain?
Question by:naifyboy123

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In a server 2003 based AD environment, DC is by default your NNTP server, so unless you changed that, your DC is the NNTP server.

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ngmarowa earned 2000 total points
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You can check on a client computer if the PC are using the time server from Event viewer. Ensure that the time service is running on that client computer. An example from my machine is:

Event Type:      Information
Event Source:      W32Time
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      35
Date:            7/27/2007
Time:            8:32:34 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      PC
The time service is now synchronizing the system time with the time source lenin.domain.com (ntp.d|>

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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To clarify KCTS's statement, time synch in a 2003 domain works as follows:

[1] Workstations and member servers receive their time from the DC that authenticated them.  (This may or may not be the PDCe.)
[2] DCs in each domain receive their time synch information from the PDCe for that domain.
[3] In a multi-domain environment, the PDCe in each domain receives its time synch from the PDCe in the forest root domain.
[4] The forest root PDCe should be configured to receive its time from an authoritative time source, as described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

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thanks guys - my question was "how do fond out which server......" and ngmarowa provided the answer rather than telling me what should be the case, therefore i shall reword him/her the points.
thanks to all of you for your input though.
much appreciated.


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