Time server

Posted on 2009-12-30
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I have my PDC confingured as a time server using the USNO atomic clock as a source.  Should I configure the remaining DC's registry to use the PDC as the NTP server or should I leave the default time.windows.com,0x1?
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Todd Gerbert earned 2000 total points
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I believe every domain controller will sync with the PDC, and member servers/workstations will sync to domain controllers. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784800(WS.10).aspx

By default, the domain controller that holds the PDC emulator master role in the forest root domain is the reliable time source at the top of the time-source domain hierarchy for the forest.
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That's correct tgerebert:

All you need to do is synch your PDCe to the atomic clock, the rest of the nodes will synch to the PDCe.

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Thank you

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