Solved

Authoritative time server in Windows Server?

Posted on 2014-11-20
2
48 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-19
Hi Experts,

I was trying to find out, How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server? And I found the answer there.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/the-enterprise-cloud/configure-a-time-server-for-active-directory-domain-controllers/

But my question is that our domain controller at the moment is showing NTPserver - "Peer" in registry, What does Peer mean?

Time.JPG  
Regards,
Vin
0
Comment
Question by:Vinjas
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
serchlop earned 500 total points
ID: 40456455
Hi

I think that someone tried to configure NTP Server in the past for your server and made a mistake typing "peers" in place of the names of the peers (for example use in place of "peers" -> "time.windows.com,0x1" but without the quotes)

I have not seen this value in any of the server that I have configured, I think it was a mistake made by someone else.

http://nchrissos.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/configuring-time-on-windows-2008-r2-servers/

And you can find a list for ntp server for your country/continent in http://www.pool.ntp.org/
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:frankhelk
ID: 40462117
Hmmm ... W32time, the timekeeping service in Windows. I experienced enough trouble with that piece of crap when in NTP mode to avoid using it whenever I can.

My recommendation:

Use a Windows port of the classic *ix NTP service. The NTP service software is free. Easy to install and configure, works like a charm and is stable as a rock. And it is nicer when it comes to one of the rare cases of troubleshooting.

See this article for the "How To".

The NTP service has a low ressource footprint, therefore the NTP functionality could be hooked onto existing machines or VM's like webservers, ftp servers, mailservers or database hosts - even in a DMZ - without visible performance impact.
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

by Nathan Brom/Bromy2004 Introduction There are numerous websites out there for any different type of program you can imagine.  Of those, you'll need to decide which ones are legitimate and aren't trying to steal your money or infect your comput…
Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now