[ntp:questions] W2003 Server SP2 Problems with W32TM

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Sep 28 18:04:58 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).

There is no SP2 for W2K3, at least not yet.

> 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...

Are you asking about running ntpd on Windows 2003 or changing where
w32time looks to get its NTP packets?

> 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.

I'll check when I get home as I am running W2k3 on my home machine. What
exactly is the issue?

> ... and yes, I asked Microsoft as well but did not receive a reply so
> far...

Time will tell?

> Thanks in advance,
> Heiko

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