Turn domain controller into NTP server

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
How do I configure W2K3 domain controller as an NTP server?  I do realize that domain clients are SUPPOSED to sync their time with the domain controller.  However, I used to have an article that explained how to turn domain controller into an NTP server so that I can point my other devices such as switches, routers, etc to it for time.

Anyone has a straight forward article to do this?
Question by:romatlo
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    Check out  It discusses the operation of NTP within W2K3 servers.  It also references articles that specify exactly what must be done to configure NTP. looks interesting, as well.

    Author Comment

    I know that Client are supposed to sync as members of domain to domain controller for time.  I think for other devices to sync time, you must make the time service announce as an authoritative time service.
    I found the article I believe that made the difference.  Except I did not try it before I made the change.  The article says change registry to A.  The default was a (lower case).  So it may have worked by default but I am now able to point my blade enclosure admin software to the DC for time successfully and I do not have time for any other testing.

    Thanks for your response...

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