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Hi there,
               Our primary Domain controller is now syncing with external time server 0.pool.ntp.org.  I want all client computer to sync with Primary DC. Now they are pointing to time.windows.com,0x1.
We have 20 client computers. What the easiest way to configure them so they point to DC instead of time.windows.com.
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by:petelettin
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If they are domain member workstations they will automatically time sync with the Domain Controllers upon login.

Pete :-)
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by:Greg Hejl
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W32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
net stop w32time && net start w32time
W32tm /resync /rediscover

on each computer in a command line - or run a script through GP

or use settings in GP

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773263%28WS.10%29.aspx#w2k3tr_times_tools_vwtt

settings are about halfway down - NTPServer is your DC
NT5DS for domain clients
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by:Sovit_83
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Do I need to
Enable  global configuration settings
Configure windows NTP Client (put DC1.domain.co.uk as NTP server)
Enable windows NTP Client
Enable windows NTP Server
In Default Domain Policy.

And gpupdate /force ?



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Group Policy> drill down to or create an org unit that you can point to all your clients that need to be configured as NTP Clients

right click org unit> create new GPO> name it NTP Client > edit policy

go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773263%28WS.10%29.aspx#w2k3tr_times_tools_vwtt

drill down to ntp client folder> edit policy settings>  configure NTP Client > fill in the info for your NTP server (i use DNS name) chose NT5DS > crosssitesyncflag 0 > ok
>enable NTP Client > ok
close out
GPUpdate /force
or wait for gp processing
or have everyone reboot

let me know if you need anything else
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