Updating the time on a domain controller

I am about to update the time on my Primary Domain controller.  I have server 2003 R2.   The time on my network is currently 5 minutes off from the actual time. I have received the information on how to do the update but  I have heard that if the domain controller is more then a couple of minutes different from the computers there can be a communication issue.   Is this true?   When I update the time on the domain controller will it populate to all other computers on the network automatically? And finally how long will it take for the other computers to receive the update?
Perrin25Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
that server with the PDC role should be configured to use an external time server
clients will then (typically every 15 min) all pull time from that server

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/816042/en-us
0
Perrin25Author Commented:
When I Change the time on the PDC it will be 5 or 6 minutes ahead of the computers on the network.   Will there be any connection issues between them and the PDC?
0
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
should be fine until the next polling interval
i would be more concerned if it was hours; you would have already seen issues if it was a problem since they are already off by a few min
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Perrin25Author Commented:
Great thanks.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Server OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.