setting up a NTP server for our DC

Posted on 2013-08-27
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Last Modified: 2013-08-27
Been having an issue with our DC losing time so I want to configure it with an external time server online. I have found the commands to do it. w32tm /config ..ext
but I don't know which time server I should configure it with Im in CST time zone.

Question by:bankadmin
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by:Timothy McCartney
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I would take a look here:


I've used their NTP server pool on many occasions.

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Timothy McCartney earned 2000 total points
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Here's an actual command to run:

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:0.pool.ntp.org,1.pool.ntp.org,2.pool.ntp.org,3.pool.ntp.org

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ID: 39443396
I seen that site also I noticed that it says you should you your zone instead of the default
server 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org
         server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
         server 2.north-america.pool.ntp.org
         server 3.north-america.pool.ntp.org

I was thinking there maybe something different that I wasn't finding, I will try these and see how it works

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by:Timothy McCartney
ID: 39443422
Using the North America servers should be most sufficient for you (assuming you're in North America). They refer to zones due to latency, if you update from a server on the other side of the world, it would take quite a bit of time.

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