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Sync 2012 Server time with FSMO domain controller

I set the FSMO domain controller to sync time with an outside source.  How do I to set the 2012 servers to sync time with the FSMO domain controller?

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cja
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Commented:
Run the following from an elevated command prompt
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
Net stop w32time && net start w32time

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do I need server name or ip in the command?

thanks,
cja

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The commands worked except for the fact that one server is syncing time with the other domain controller, not the FSMO domain controller.  Does that matter?  The other domain controller is getting it's time from the FSMO.

Thanks,
cja
Iamthecreator OMIT/EE Solution Guide

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Nope. The member servers will sync with the PDC emulator.

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Iamthecreator OMIT/EE Solution Guide
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On the server where it didnt work.

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
Net stop w32time && net start w32time

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Ran commands, it is still using other domain controller for time sync which is fine since the other DC is syncing with FSMO.

Thanks,
cja