Windows 2000 Server and Internet TIme Coordination
Posted on 2009-04-21
I have a Windows Vista client that is frequently used off of the network site, because of this the user will often log-on to their user account and then come into the office later in the day or will connect to the network remotely via VPN, thus bypassing the time sync at log-on.
Every once in a while this user's clock is off be more than 5 minutes and when this happens they are not able to access some network resources. What I would like to do is set this users computer to connect to the office server over an unencrypted internet connection for time syncs.
I have opened up port 123 UDP and the server is servicing requests (via NET TIME command), but the connection is not happening when I try it from outside our network. I have both Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 domain controllers available (I prefer to use WIn2K because it is hosting less secure data, but I can use either).
Thank you for any input you can office.