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How to configure w32time in windows domain

Posted on 2014-09-16
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Hi,
noticed recently that a few of our servers have the wrong time including the primary domain controller so wanted to know how to set it up so all the servers and pcs use the primary domain controller to synch time but didnt know how to set it up also so that the primary domain controller uses external clock for synch.  thanks
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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Well, first there is no "primary domain controller" anymore.  But there is role of PDC emulator, and it is that box that should have the external time source configured.

Configuring a Time Source for the Forest

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794823(v=WS.10).aspx

that document containls links to the details, but if you have additional questions please let us know.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Net Stop W32Time
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:0.pool.ntp.org,1.pool.ntp.org,2.pool.ntp.org,3.pool.ntp.org
W32tm /config /reliable:yes
Net Start W32Time
W32tm /config /update
W32tm /resync
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
net stop w32time 
net start w32time

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Completed all the commands and no errors so do i have to run any similar commands on the other servers? Also, is there a command to confirm which time provider the pdc emulator is using?
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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w32tm /?
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Do I have to go to each server and run a command in order for it to recognize the new time settings?  Im assuming for the workstations this will just happen automatically next time they log into the domain.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 300 total points
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your default domain settings should have the computers syncing with the pdc
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thanks for all the help
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