time source on server 2008 R2 environment

Posted on 2014-08-19
Last Modified: 2014-09-02
Hi all.

I am testing my external time source on my PDC. I know how time source works and how to set it up. I have setup the PDC to use an external source. Here is my question - how can I test it works? Do I do a telnet etc?
Question by:Jason Thomas
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    Run below commands on 2008 PDC server with elevated command prompt

    w32tm /query /source  - should tell you the time source

    w32tm /query /status  - should tell you the synchronization status

    In system events on PDC you should see event ID 37, 35
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    by:Seth Simmons
    once you have configured your ntp settings, restarting the service will cause it to sync
    if successful, you will see event id 37 (system log) saying it is receiving valid time from the source you configured
    you will also see event id 139 stating it is advertising as a time source and 143 it is advertising as a good time source
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Waseem Khan
    w32tm /query /source  would tell you the source of time authoritative server and
    w32tm /monitor
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    by:Jason Thomas
    Thanks all.

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