[ntp:questions] Re: Time sync for WinNT4

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Sat Aug 27 20:59:05 UTC 2005

Tom Smith wrote:
> Johnson Luqaz wrote:
>> Dear Sir, thanks for your reply.
>> We have 800 desktops.  Installing NTP4 from Meinberg requires manual  
>> intervention and the last step of course is creating the user account 
>> ntp:
>> We have CA Software Delivery for software delivery to desktops.  
>> However,  I doubt it can handle the manual steps described above.
> If your client desktops are not very demanding with regard to
> time synchronization - that is, if you're only concerned about
> getting "reasonable" dates and times on Word documents and
> Powerpoint presentations - you can use the W32time SNTP
> client supplied with Windows. (On WinXP, see
> Control Panel|Date and Time|Internet Time). You wouldn't want
> to do this for servers or any clients that have strict time
> synchronization or reporting requirements, and you may have
> to make some adjustments to the ntpd configuration on your
> real time servers to allow the client queries to succeed
> (e.g., you may have to omit "nopeer" from the restrict options
> and you may need to add "disable auth", depending on the clients).

Yes, there are a number of issues with authentication on Windows but as 
long as you are just using the server lines it should be a problem.

> -Tom
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