Windows time server on PDC
Posted on 2011-10-12
I have a small domain where one PDC emulator and 1 DC.
When I run 'w32tm /monitor', it shows times of DCs, but the PDC shows 'RefID: 'LOCL' [76.79.xx.xx]'
and the other DC shows RefID: PDC_Server_Name.
So, I assume the PDC is syncing to Local bios time.
My questions are;
1. How to check if any machine is syncing to what time source? The domain controllers shows the time source as 'RefID', but rest of PCs in the domain doesn't show any, so do I just assume, any PC is syncing to PDC or is there any way to find what source is being used?
2. If all clients and DCs are syncing to PDC, then I just change PDC's time source to time.windows.com by running 'w32tm /config /manualpeerlist: peers /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update'?
DCs are Windows Server 2003, clients are windows xp