[ntp:questions] Re: W2003 Server SP2 Problems with W32TM

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 28 14:26:55 UTC 2006

Heiko Gerstung wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I have a customer who has problems with synchronizing a Windows 2003 
> Server (SP2) with one of our NTP Servers (runs NTPv4).
> Anyone who has successfully managed to sync her/his W2003 box with a V4 
> ntpd and who could give me some hints regarding the correct 
> configuration? Some kind of registry export would be nice, I could 
> compare such a thing with the one I have from the customers server...
> Oh, before you ask: No, it is not possible to install "real" NTP-stuff 
> on that machine, I cannot get any Ethereal dump or have other diagnostic 
>  possibilities. All I know is that according to the eventlog W32TM is 
> trying to synchronize, fails a couple of times and gives up. It then 
> marks itself "unsynchronized" and all clients are free running like hell.
> ... and yes, I asked Microsoft as well but did not receive a reply so 
> far...
> Thanks in advance,
> Heiko

I have successfully used the procedure given in the Brandolini and Green 
  white paper: "The Windows Time Service" on W2K and WXP.  Sorry, I 
don't have W2K3 to play with.

net time /setsntp:<ip-address of server>
net start w32time

I believe that Microsoft generally does NOT reply unless you PAY them.

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