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Changing my servers, DC's, and clients to use UTC

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello,

How does one go about changing servers, DC's and clients to use UTC time?  I have two locations, one here on campus and the other up at the observatory.  The observatory location has to be changed to UTC.  There is replication between here and there so I'm wondering how that will affect things since the time zone here will not change?

I have all server 2003 ent and std servers (including DC's) and xp and vista clients.  Thanks!
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Are you trying to make sure all clients have accurite time?  If so you could setup your DC as an NTP server then set up a group policy to time synch all clients with your .
setting up DC as time server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
this would help you synch your clients with a Group Policy
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490605.aspx
Bassam AlmasriIT Infrastructure Specialist
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Your first concern is to have the right time on the client in each locations . So chose the appropraite the right Time Zone for each locations and the correct time.By default domain members synchronize their time with the PDC emulator DC.
To unify your time zone on each location using the startup batch file on GPO :
\\<shared-folder>\TZChange /C "<Name of time zone>" /G
w32tm /config syncfromflags:<Your PDCE >  /update
w32tm /resync /rediscover
net stop w32time && net start w32time

>>>TZChange.exe should be available in the < Shared-Folder>

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yes, I'm trying to make sure all clients and servers at my observatory location have the same UTC time.  However, since my domain controller at the observatory needs to sync with my servers down on campus, which will not have UTC time, I concerned about replication.

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