[ntp:questions] Issues with w32tm on AD network

Evandro Menezes evandro at mailinator.com
Mon Feb 25 23:30:42 UTC 2008

I'm pretty sure that it's possible to run both NTP and W32TIME at the
same time on the same Windows system provided that only NTP is used to
keep the clock under discipline and W32TIME is used solely to provide
the time for the domain workstations.

In order to do this, the NTP service is added to the dependency list
of the W32TIME service through the Platform SDK utility SC:

sc config w32time depend= NTP

It's also necessary to disable W32TIME from trying to discipline the
clock using the registry editor (REGEDIT) under HKLM\CurrentControlSet


This will cause NTP to start before W32TIME and thus NTP will take
over disciplining the Windows DC clock and the domain workstations
will still communicate with W32TIME.


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