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Time Command Line -Correct?

Posted on 2013-06-25
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Need to update the time server on PDC and the other servers in the domain. Is this correct?

Command on PDC’s
w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"ntpserver1.ourserver.com,0x8 ntpserver2.ourserver.com,0x8" /syncfromflags:MANUAL /update
w32tm /resync /rediscover

Command on all other domain servers.
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update
w32tm /resync
w32tm /resync
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On a PDC
Start elevated command prompt
W32tm /query /status

Source will be CMOS or System Clock (if there aren't any source configured)

Net Stop W32Time
W32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:"64.4.10.33"
W32tm /config /reliable:yes
Net Start W32Time
W32tm /config /update

W32tm /query /status
Source should now be 64.4.10.33  (time.windows.com) using IP address is nice as it avoids warning message from source Time-Service event id 134 due to DNS issues

On clients or other servers joined to a domain
Start elevated command prompt
W32tm /resync

W32tm /query /status
Source should now be your PDC
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If necessary, on any machine you could run the following to reset them all to defaults which would make sure they use the domain hierarchy.
net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time
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