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Turn domain controller into NTP server

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?
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Check out http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/71e76587-28f4-4272-a3d7-7f44ca50c0181033.mspx?mfr=true.  It discusses the operation of NTP within W2K3 servers.  It also references articles that specify exactly what must be done to configure NTP.

http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/time-server-monitor.htm looks interesting, as well.
romatloAuthor Commented:
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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