Still do not understand where my NTP server is getting its source time from

Posted on 2012-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-09-08
I got some fantasic help today understanding and making NTP work on our network. I know which DC is the PDC emulator and I think I have all 3 DCs synchronized. My last question deals with where my PDC emulator gets its time from. I no longer see that it synchronizes with or even a tab where I can assign a major internet time server. I was to
run w32tm /monitor and got the following results. How can I confirm that my PDC emulator is syncing with an internet time server? If it is not, how can I configure so it is routinely syncing with a major internet time server?

C:\Windows\system32>w32tm /monitor
P-AD-DC01.PTI.local *** PDC ***[[::1]:123]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay
    NTP: +0.0000000s offset from P-AD-DC01.PTI.local
        RefID: []
        Stratum: 3
    ICMP: 0ms delay
    NTP: +0.0050158s offset from P-AD-DC01.PTI.local
        RefID: P-AD-DC01.PTI.local []
        Stratum: 2
    ICMP: 0ms delay
    NTP: +0.0033576s offset from P-AD-DC01.PTI.local
        RefID: P-AD-DC01.PTI.local []
        Stratum: 4

Reverse name resolution is best effort. It may not be
correct since RefID field in time packets differs across
NTP implementations and may not be using IP addresses.
Question by:Thor2923
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    Accepted Solution

    You are getting time from
    If you want to change this server refer my previous answer follow all procedures as given and replace this URL with your desired one
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    Author Comment

    ok thanks, now that I got it up in BIG PRINT in EE I see the obvious server. Thanks you have been so much help

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