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How to make windows 2008 Stadard the authoritive NTP server?

How to make windows 2008 Stadard the authoritive NTP server?

I have done all the correct step but the Net time still points to another server of mine and that server will be decomissioned in the next few days and I want to ensure that NTP is going to the correct server so there are no issues with network time?

thank you all in advance.
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Paul MacDonald

8/22/2022 - Mon
Paul MacDonald

The clients in a domain will use the domain controller(s) for time synchronization.  If this server is a DC, you don't have to do anything.  If it's not a DC, I'd advise against having clients sync to it rather than a DC.  
If you must, have the DC(s) sync with this NTP server, then let the clients sync with the DC(s).
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TeamSrv

The new server is DC. So when I decommission  the old DC the time will automatically transfer over to the new DC? I am also upgrading from Windows 2003 to 2008
Paul MacDonald

Yes.  Of course, you need to promote the new machine to DC and transfer all the FSMO roles before you demote the old DC; but the clients will automatically begin using the new DC for time synchronization.
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snusgubben

I prefer using a GPO that always set the PDCe to sync its time with an external source.

http://adfordummiez.com/?p=67
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TeamSrv

I transfered all the roles to the new DC which is 2008 and I already decommissioned the primary but when I do net time it points to the alternate DC and I wanted it to point to the new one. But if this does this automatically then I should be OK.
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TeamSrv

Ramarajb- I followed those steps exactly but still points to the alternate DC when I do net time.
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Awinish

If windows 2008 is going to be PDC, follow the below article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

Modify the registry key & it works best for time server use time.windows.com,0x1 value as NTP
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