how to point server 2003 to external time server

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to know the command to point server 2003 to an external ntp server like
Question by:explorer648
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    Scroll the the section "Syncing to an external time server"
    Quick and easy registry fix. Always make a backup copy of registry before making changes.
    Best of luck
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    Command line:

    net time /setsntp: [servername or ip],0x1

    However, there are other things you should check and configure properly on your internal time server.  For more detailed info, here's a good article from the Microsoft knowledgebase:
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    in a command prompt type;

    net time /

    Then restart the windows time service.  (net stop w32time then net start w32time)

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