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Need New 2008 DC to Act as Time Server

Hello,
I need my new DC to advertise itself as a time server. When I run DCdiag it fails on the time test.
Also, I have a remote DC in another region, does the DC in that region also need to advertise as a time server?

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Thanks guys I'll check out the links
FYI.
I've transfered the the PDCe role from a 2k3 DC, which is the current time server, to the new 2k8 DC, and it's not advertising. I will check these links for how to get it to advertise.
You just need to configure the new DC to use an external Time source
SO should other Domain controllers be advertising as a time server? Is having that error on every other DC except for the PDCe normal and expected?
You can set it up to have other DCs has a time server but most of the time you would allow AD to take care of the time sync through the domain time sync process.

Yes, it is normal.
Our main office is in canada, we have a branch office in europe, would it make sense to set up the DC over there as a time server, or is it fine leaving things how they are. What's the recommended approach?
I like to have the PDC running the time which would make sure that you are running only one time update server throughout the domain so there should not be any conflicts.
Thanks Guys!