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Time Synchronization

How do I set my Windows 7 PC to synchronize its time with a server on the network and could I change the scheduled task in Task Manager to point to that server as well when it is running its Time Synchronization task?  How?

I have the IP address of the server that I want to sync to.
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Robert Mohr
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
net time \\servername {enter}
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Windows Time                                    
HKLM>System>CurrentControlSet>Services>W32Time>Parameters                                    
NTPServer      192.168.1.15      (ip address of your server)                        

Type      NTP


make sure w32time service is set to auto start

no need to schedule it does it automatically  if service is running.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
or

net time \\192.168.1.1{enter}
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
w32tm /config /manualpeerlist: xxx.xxx.xx.xxx /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

Replace the x's with the IP of the server you are using. Run that command from command prompt. After you run it stop and start the windows time service.

Net stop w32time
Net start w32time
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DipakCommented:
Please go through below mentioned MS link for the same.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758905%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer. To perform this procedure from a remote computer, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group.
To configure a client computer for automatic domain time synchronization

    Open a Command Prompt.

    Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update

    Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    net stop w32time

    Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    net start w32time

To resolve this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box.
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aadihCommented:
Please look here (although for XP but may work with Windows 7 also).

How to synchronize an internal time server with an external source:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307897 >
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Robert MohrAuthor Commented:
Pete Long - if I run that command at the administrator level will it keep that time server for all users that log into that machine or does each new users create default settings including time server?

I'm creating a golden image that all my VMs will clone from and users will log into the newly created machines.  I want to make sure that all VMs are sync'ing to a specific server.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
the command line is only good for that session once you logout you loose it.

Make the registry changes like I posted above never have to worry about it again.
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Robert MohrAuthor Commented:
Both got me to the same answer.
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