Solved

Time Server

Posted on 2008-10-07
6
164 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Alright, I know that someone already put the commands out there, but I cannot figure out how to set my W2K DC to get the time for an external source.  I know that I issued commands from the command prompt on my W2K3 machine to an external source and am looking for the commands to do the same in W2K along with syncing all the computers on the domain to that machine.  I can do this via a script that runs with no problem, but once again cannot recall the script information that I need to put.  
0
Comment
Question by:aclaus225
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Chris James
Chris James earned 100 total points
ID: 22662259
type in w32tm /? in the cmd window and you should get a bunch of help there.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Chris James
ID: 22662274
try:  w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:PeerList
 
(where Peerlist is a comma separated list of DNS, or IP Addresses for the time servers)
 
 Then run
 
 w32tm /config /update

then try restarting the service:    net stop w32time && net start w32time
0
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 400 total points
ID: 22662319
w32tm on W2k only has a subset of the capabilities of the version in W2k3.
On the PDC emulator, open a command prompt and enter

net time /setsntp:time.windows.com,0x1
net stop w32time
net start w32time

You can replace time.windows.com with another ntp server; if you're using an IP address instead of an FQDN, remove the ",0x1" at the end.
On your firewall, outbound UDP 123 to the time server has to be open.
Do *nothing* on the domain members. Domain members running W2k or later will *by* *default* use the AD hierarchy to sync their time, that is, they will sync with the authenticating DC.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Chris James
ID: 22662336
Yea, listen to the genius, oBdA, I only tried experimenting with this today lol.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:aclaus225
ID: 31503958
Thanks for your help.  I sometimes cannot come up with words to search on google or else I would not have wasted your time like this.  Thanks and I hope you have a great day.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:LeonGarfield
ID: 25279409
The solution given by oBdA seems simple compared to a solution given in another post which requires you to edit the registry. (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_21747488.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+2000+server+time+window)

What is the difference between both solutions? Are they both correct?
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Welcome to my series of short tips on migrations. Whilst based on Microsoft migrations the same principles can be applied to any type of migration. My first tip is around source server preparation. No migration is an easy migration, there is a…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now