w32tm NTP sync, hopping or gliding?

Is w32tm NTP sync by default hopping or gliding? Is it possible to change to either one of those? I can't see any information about this in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491016.aspx
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
For sliding replace with skewing.  Limited skewing and not configurable.
frankhelkCommented:
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.

For a mature timekeeping service with well documented behaviour, I'd recommend this:

Use a Windows port of the classic *ix NTP service on your DC VMs, and sync 'em with NTP time sources from pool.ntp.org. Ensure to disable the time sync features of VMware (to timekeeping services on one clock will cause time chaos). 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 my article on NTP basics 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.

If securtity is an issue, you might as well use local radio controlled clock appliances (see the article for that, too) in your LAN who serve times very reliable and precise.

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