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Jim Kahre
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how to sync time on windows server 8 network

I want to know how to get the network time synchronized acro
ss the domain.
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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon

If this is a Windows domain, then machines should automatically be getting time updates from the nearest domain controllers.  The PDC Emulator should be set to get the time from an external time source, such as pool.ntp.org.
Walter Padrón

In a Windows Domain, with computers joined to a Active Directory domain the time should be sync automatically, you can set to sync the time with an external time source or you can set the time manually in any domain controller.

Best regards

I wouldn't set domain members to sync to an outside source.  They should be syncing with a domain controller.  Otherwise, if the time gets off by more than 5 minutes you'll have authentication issues.
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Walter Padrón

All time operations must be done on Domain Controllers, member servers and workstations sync automatically.

Also, in case your time zone has a Daylight Time change you must check that all DC's are set correctly because an 1 hour difference interferes with replication, same with workstations a time difference leads to authentication problems.

Best regards
Seth Simmons

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