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How do I make Windows 2008 DC the NTP server on a Private Network using the CMOS clock on the DC as the authoritive time.  The server will need to provide NTP time to a NAS device

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I've found various documents on the internet for making a 2008 server an NTP server but not for my particular situation.  I have a private network (no access to the outside world) with a single DC that needs to provide NTP time to a newly aquired NAS device.  Since it does not have outside access I would need to use the CMOS clock of the DC as the authoritive time.  If someone could provide a detailed explanation on how to accomplish this it would be appreciated. Thanks, Bart
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I'm a bit confused by the wording.  Are the DC and NTP server two separate machines or did you want the DC to also be the NTP provider?

If they are separate you can configure the NTP to use an 'external' source that is actually the DC:

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Configuring the Windows Time service to use an external time source
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on this page >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042


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Further up it also tells you how to configure the NTP to use it's internal clock if that's what you are looking for...

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I want the DC to be the NTP provider.  I've seen the link that you sent but it doesn't seem to give information on how to make the DC an NTP server on a private network. The title is an authoritive time server not an NTP server unless I'm reading it wrong and they are one in the same in Widnows 2008.
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The authoritative time server is the NTP server for the DCs.

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Thanks for Clarifying this for me.  The NAS vendor made it clear an NTP server had to be available on the network for it to communicate properly.  Bart

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Expert clarified information for me in Microsoft posting.