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Synch (standalone)Windows Server 2003 to network clock

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I have a windows 2003 server that is a stand alone server and not part of the AD domain.  How do I synch tihis server to a time server on my network.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems
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You may want to be more precise than the built-in Windows NTP (network time protocol) with the freeware:
http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm

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This server is not connected to a active domain directory and is not a member of a work group.
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems
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You can use the commands above to synchronize with a public NTP server.  I synch my domain controllers with the NTP servers at the U.S. Naval Observatory (where the U.S's "atomic clock" is located).

net time /setsntp:pool.ntp.org
   or
w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

I can't tell which one you need since you list both Win2k and Win2k3 in your post.  Other public NTP servers can be found here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=net+time+%2Fsetsntp&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1#pq=public+ntp+server&hl=en&sugexp=kjrmc&cp=18&gs_id=2h&xhr=t&q=public+ntp+servers&tok=gLHSLmrPCm64xe5R0M2eOA&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=public+ntp+servers&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=f&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=fc02c8703a700dc1&biw=1505&bih=828

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I am running windows 2003 standard server.  I had to select 2002 becasue I did not see 2003 in the list when I put the questio in.  Would this be a different link?
Director, Information Systems
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No, but you'd use "NET TIME" for Win2k.  I think Windows 2003 would use the w32tm command.  Also, you'll have to stop and restart the w32tm service for your changes to take effect.

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