[ntp:questions] Win2k3 Server as NTP server?

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Thu Dec 3 18:18:33 UTC 2009

On 2009-12-03, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Why Tea wrote:
>> Can Windows 2003 server be used as an NTP server
>> within an organization? The info from Wikipedia seems
>> to suggest NO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol).
>> Did anybody have any experience with running an NTP
>> server on a Windows server? Please share your
>> experience. Thanks.
>> /Why Tea
> Running NTPD on Windows *as* *a* *server* would be most people's LAST 
> choice unless there is no other!  Windows "Vista" may have changed this 
> but, the last time I looked, Windows' clock "ticks" every 17 
> milliseconds.  Using this as a server is like "measure with micrometer, 
> mark with chalk, cut with axe"!

I believe that ntp on windows maintains an internal clock in addition to
the timer clock, which keeps much better time than the timertick. 

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