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sync windows 2003 server with an accurate external time source

we have a single windows 2003 server which is connected to the internet, and the time is drifting off ny several minutes per week.

Is there an easy way of setting the server to sync with an external time source, and if so is there a step by step guide as to how BEST to do this?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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nigelbeatson
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AegilCommented:
The following links should show how to do this. The microsoft is on the bottom link, just go to the option for using an external time source.

http://www.kelvinism.com/howtos/setting-windows-2003-ntp-client/
http://www.atomic-clock.galleon.eu.com/support/windows-2003-ntp-time-server.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
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Rant32Commented:
I wouldn't generally recommend copy-pasting every command you find on the Internet, but here goes :)

net time /setsntp:europe.pool.ntp.org

(I assume by your time zone you're in Europe)

Restart the Windows Time Service, and you should have an up-to-date clock.
NTP uses UDP port 123, make sure that it is not blocked anywhere.
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nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
many thanks
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