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Configure external time service PDC Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Hi,

I need to configure my 2 domain controllers to sync with a external time source. I believe it is a registry key. Does anyone know how to properly configure? I am on the West coast PCT.

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Mike Kline earned 200 total points
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Yes set they key on the PDC emulator on the forest root.   Matt (tigermatt on this site) has great blog entry on this

http://tigermatt.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/windows-time-for-active-directory/

Thanks

Mike
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by:Encinitas
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First I should run from command prompt

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time

Then I can run this command from command prompt?

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:”tock.usno.navy.mil, 0×8 tick.usno.navy.mil, 0×8¿ /syncfromflags:MANUAL /reliable:yes /update

I replaced your ntp server with the ones located here - http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ntp.html is it suppose to have 2 time servers?

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You can use one or two NTP servers, the Navy clocks are not going down anytime soon
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Good info
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