Our situation is that we need two separate domains, domainX and domainY, to have the same time by syncing the two with external NTP servers. domainX has multiple parent and child DC's while domainY has a single DC. A server on domainX needs to sync with the DC on domainY because of time sensistive software. We have configured the registry settings according to microsofts documentation as follows. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
. The servers on domainX are pulling its time from incorrect parent domains. Also when configured to external NTP servers the server times do not match up. How do you specify where the w32time is being pulled from and also why are these times still about a minute off when in the event log it states that the time provider is receiving valid time data from the specified NTP source? What are we missing?