NTP server for remote office

NTP server should be on main site or remote office for remote clients? Offices joined by VPN. Single domain RODC at remote office
jostickIT ManagerAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
If you have the domain controller at the main office sync with an external NTP pool then have the remote office machine sync with the same NTP pool as well.  So all machines will sync with the same NTP pool.

If the VPN is a dedicated link then the machines at the remote sites can sync the time with the domain controller at the main office if you like.
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jostickIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Yes I thought have the remote DC as NTP server also, just wonderd if that was the best practice. Thanks.
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Wayne88Commented:
I have set up a client where the remote office sync with an NTP pool.  The DC in the main office is the domain NTP server and sync with the same NTP pool.

Unless if you have a dedicated VPN link it's best to sync with a common NTP pool so the remote office does not have to rely on the VPN connection for NTP sync.
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