W32Time on Windows 2000 PDCe issue
Posted on 2011-04-20
I'm having the *worst* time trying to synchronize a client's PDC with their corporate network.
Windows 2000 PDC (it is the operations master) (yes, I know it's old)
Corportate NTP server that I cannot ping by name or IP, however, I cant talk time to it (see below).
\AnnounceFlags = 5
\LocalNTP = 0
\MaxAllowedClockErrInSecs = 3600 dec
\NtpServer = x.x.x.x (ip of NTP server)
\Period = 1440 (set it fast in desperation)
\ReliableTimeSource = 1
\Type = NTP
It feels like I have been everywhere and done everything except the one thing that needs to be set to get it to work, and I'm losing my mind.
This version of Windows 2000 (perhaps all of them are like this) contains an older version of w32tm. It's help and feature set is much different than more recent OS versions (no stripchart, different switches, etc)
Using the TimeTools SNTP Client utility, with W32Time stopped, I can see the NTP server and delta we are off by, so it's not a connectivity issue.
I will post the w32tm utility help output and some more information in 1 minute (on different pc).