Authoritative Time Server synchronizing to atomic clock
Posted on 2008-10-01
I am trying to configure a time server in my domain that synchronizes to external source (NIST Internet Time Servers) I have a Windows 2003 server environment with parent domain COMPANY.CORP and child domains countryA.COMPANY.CORP, countryB.COMPANY.CORP, and countryC.COMPANY.CORP.
I have learned from research that "the PDC operations master at the root of the forest becomes authoritative for the organization" The PDC operations master role is my DC for COMPANY.CORP but I want to set up my DC for countryA.COMPANY.CORP as time server because I want clients in this domain ONLY to have the same time as the atomic clock in the US. Other countries should have their own times. The question is:
1. Can I set up the DC for countryA.COMPANY.CORP that currently serves as PDC emulator for this child domain as the authoritative time server?
2. If so, what would be the process to get this accomplished?