Command to run from Client pc to see if it's synchronising its time with SBS 2003 Server

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Is there a command that can be run xp machines in a SBS2003 domain to verify that the xp machine is getting it's time from the SBS 2003?

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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:

The below command will force the station to sync with the domain controllers.  You could also specify the name of the sbs.  For parameters, type net time /?.  By domian policy the joined stations automatically get their time from the SBS unless it has been altered since the last boot.

net time \\domain /set /yes
Rob WilliamsCommented:
The following will verify the name of the time server used. It should be your SBS
  w32tm /query /source  
With XP you may have to use the old command which is:
  net time /querysntp

You can compare local and server time to verify accurate by running. This w
  net time
and local time with
  time /t
or just
but the later is looking for input to change the time, so just click "esc"
on your DC (needs to be the one with PDC Emulator. (find in ADUC right click on your domain then Operation Masters)

Use in command "w32tm /query /status" (without the """ )  to see what is status.

log on to the server with the PDC emulator.

w32tm /config / /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time
now when a computer is connected to the domein it will automaticly get the time.

in case settings were changed on a client you can change it by

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time

to resync the time:
w32tm /resync

hope this will work. make sure port 123 (NTP) is open on firewalls.

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