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Windows 2008 R2 -- configurng time source

I've recently installed a new 2008 R2 DC in my previously all 2003 domain. I'm planning to transfer over the PDC Emualator role and researching best time management for domain.  The article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042  recommends to use a 'hardware source' and also reduce the time correction settings.  At first, I though they meant the hardware clock in the computer - but further research indicates that they may mean a separate atomic or gps clock placed on the network for just this purpose.  I don't find much on the topic of hardware clocks for the network? I realize I can alternately use a NIST external time source on the Internet -- which I somewhat leans towards - but want to do what is 'recommended'.  Can someone give me some advice?  Also, does any know an article about reducing time connection settings - and it this necessary?

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You should an external time source for your domain this is the standard since your internal hardware clock can get off time depending on the CMOS battery.

If you import this reg file into the system this will configure your system to use an external time source.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/23630502/Authoritative-Time-Server.html
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Thanks everyone.