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How to Time Sync 2 Windows Server Computers

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Hi,

I have 2 Windows server computers (W2K and 2003) that are on a non-domain network. They are just standalone with access to the internet. I want to make sure both computers have always the exact same time.
Can you please provide the net time command to run to sync with a reliabe internet time server? Also, I want to add either add it to the autoexec.bat file (or equivalent) - please advise -  or to have a scheduled job to run every x days - please advise - to resync.

Thanks for your help.
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sync them both to an external time source?

see my website here http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/Windows/EventID/Events/time_events.htm Ignore the title I know your not in a domain :)

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:ntp2d.mcc.ac.uk /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

on both of them

then

net stop "windows time"
net start "windows time"
W32TM /resync

on both of them

Ensure TCP port 123 is open on the firewall!
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by:drotkopf
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What about this:
    net time /setsntp:time.nist.gov

And, how often should I run it?
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ThanQ
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