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Windows 2003 Domain Members and Time

My domain is WIndows 2003
Most of my clients are XP Pro with a few running win 7

Will the workstation clocks automatically sync to the domain controllers or do i need to set that up?
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deklinm
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Sushant GulatiConsultantCommented:
It should sync automatically as soon as the machines will be added in the domain. You need not to make any changes neither on Windows XP nor on Windows 7.

Good Luck..!!
~SG~
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Sushant GulatiConsultantCommented:
The workstations will contact the PDC and synchronize the time. Just for your reference Deklinm..

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773013(v=ws.10).aspx
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_-W-_Commented:
I would not count on it. I have seen issues with this. Make a login script or scheduled task that does this: net time \\dc.domain.local /set /yes  . On windows 7, that must be ran as administrator, so make sure the scheduled task service is running as an administrator account
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Wayside_TechCommented:
You may have to add the NTP service on the DC so it will sync correctly, and then it should sync especially if you use group policy..  you can set it in the GPO to sync with the DC
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
How to synchronize the time with the Windows Time service in Windows XP


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307897
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Sushant GulatiConsultantCommented:
Personally, I have not seen no issues in a mixed environment running Win XP and Win 7 in Windows 2003 domain.  Or running Win XP under Windows 2008 domain.

Just make sure the NIC card should be pointed to the correct DNS server. And the domain shouldn't have any contiguous time sync issue rest you are good to go..

Thanks..!!
~SG~

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