[ntp:questions] Win2k3 Server as NTP server?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Mon Dec 7 04:18:31 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert 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"!

Given the choice of ntpd and w32time on my W2K3, I pick ntpd every time.
At least I get good time on it. I have no problem with serving up NTP
time from it.


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