Configuring NTP server for windows 2008 Domain

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All,

  Im looking for a good way to configure NTP time IN my network to sync the time, I have two domain controllers, windows 2008 and windows 2003, pls advise.

Question by:ITMaster1979
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    Using AD environment, your PDC Emulator master owner issues time services in your forest. How to configure it for connecting to external time server you may check at MVP blog at

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    Quick steps- you may run below on PDC owner and clients.
    On PDC: command to run on DC that must be a PDC emulator role owner in forest root domain.
    w32tm /config /,0x1 /syncfromflags:manual / reliable:yes /update
    Now stop and restart the Windows Time service using the following commands:
    net stop w32time
    net start w32time
    if you don’t want to wait for time convergence to occur between your stratum 2 time server (your forest root PDC Emulator) and the external stratum 1 time server, you can run the following command on your PDC Emulator:
    w32tm /resync /rediscover

    w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
    net stop w32time
    net start w32time

    You may refer:

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