Force all PCs to sync time with a new NTP source in the domain

Hi everyone,

I had to set up a new time source server in our domain and I need all PCs to start synchronize with it. I could obviously go from PC to PC and do it manually but I do not feel like  doing this on 100 odd computers. Is there any way of automating the distribution of the new setting? A GPO perhaps? I found an article about doing it via power shell but that won't be currently possible.


Martin AndelSenior IT AnalystAsked:
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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
You can do it with startup script:

w32tm /resync

Or Use Powershell

Invoke-Command to all computers /clients in the domain
Martin AndelSenior IT AnalystAuthor Commented:
Yes, but how do I specify to each PC which NTP source to sync with?

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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
By default, the Windows clients will sync their time from a Domain Controller, DCs will sync from the PDC emulator. All you should need to do is ensure the PDC emulator has an accurate time source.
Martin AndelSenior IT AnalystAuthor Commented:
Wonderful! The second part of the article was exactly what I needed. I needed to create a policy for all domain computers to synchronize with one specific DC that acts as an internal NTP source. Thanks very much!
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