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How is the NTP server configured for Windows machines? I have a mixed environment with XP,Windows 7 clients with 2003,2008 server. Its been awhile since I messed with the time server. Some of our clients are getting the wrong time.
Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2003Active Directory

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Mike Kline

8/22/2022 - Mon
Thomas N

Also anybody know how to find out where a specific client gets there time? Such as a command that will pull back an ip address.
Mike Kline

Start with this article


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Brian Pierce

By default all machines in the domain will sync time with the server that holds the PDCe Role.

There are some trouble shooting tools and guides here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
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Thomas N

Ok I found out what I need. I need to change my NTP server on my PDC. How can I verify what server we are sync'ing to and how would I change it? I know it was w32time command right? Thanks
Thomas N

nmi found it in the article. its w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:timeserver /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
Thomas N

but can you tell me how to check an XP machine to see what server they are syncing up to? I saw somewhere that it was in the registry but I didn't see it.
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