[ntp:questions] NTP client as service on Win2K
David W.E. Roberts
nospam at talk21.com
Fri Aug 22 10:29:56 UTC 2003
built into Win2K is a time service.
According to web based instructions and the command line help you can set
the identity of a remote NTP server.
You then run the NTP client as a service and all should be fine.
However, if I use the 'net time' command in a command window, I get the
Could not locate a time-server.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3912."
the time server is set O.K - I have tried several tier 2 servers from
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock2a.html as well as trying my ISP's
time server, all with the same result.
"C:\>net time /querysntp
The current SNTP value is: 184.108.40.206
The command completed successfully."
the above seems to suggest I have a valid IP address configured.
(1) am I just being unlucky and trying time servers which are no longer
(2) am I misunderstanding the function of the 'net time' command - i.e. I
think it should return the current network time from a time server
(3) is there a reason that Win2k cannot use remote (across Internet) time
servers e.g. it is trying RPC or something similar?
I am on an ADSL line behind a NAT router.
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