Domain Time Server - Best Practice

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Marka, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Marka

    Marka Guest

    2 Windows 2003 Domain Controllers (DC1 has all FSMO roles)
    2 Windows 2003 Member Servers
    1 Windows 2000 Member Server
    70 Windows XP/2000 Clients

    I want to set all Servers and Clients to exactly the same time.

    I have pointed our DC1 to another workstation that connects to an internet
    time server and is running 24/7:-

    net time /setsntp:~name of workstation~

    I want all other domain servers and clients to look for our DC1 (PDC) when
    setting their time.

    What do I need to do, if anything, to make sure all clients and servers
    point to DC1 (PDC) domain controller??

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance

    Marka, Oct 26, 2005
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    IWSEC Guest

    IWSEC, Oct 26, 2005
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    seth Guest

    you can use that in the login script to run everytime at startup;
    the time service automatically uses a DC, but to use a specific one, you use
    the command net time /setsntp:dc1

    seth, Oct 26, 2005
  4. They already will. It is the way it works in an AD environment. You don't
    have to do anything,... unless someone changed it previously and you need to
    put things back the way they are supposed to be.

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    mano007 Guest

    I setup my time service on XP/2003 via w32tm command. It has more
    example "w32tm /config /
    /syncfromflags:domhier /update"

    Warning ! Setup time service after join client to the domain because
    this operation change your settings.

    mano007, Oct 27, 2005
  6. Marka

    Marka Guest

    Do you run this on a login script for all clients??
    Marka, Oct 27, 2005
  7. Marka

    mano007 Guest

    I usually run this command when I installing client only.(manually or
    RIS setup) It's enough run once. You can run on login script. Command
    support also multiple time severs space separated.

    mano007, Oct 28, 2005
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