[ntp:questions] Re: net time shows wrong server

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 29 19:13:22 UTC 2004

tghetti wrote:

>Hi All,
>I have a weird problem. My domain has 3 domain controllers. 2 here and
>1 in london.
>the fsmo roles are split up between the 2 here. The PDc emulator is
>here. We recently added a new DC to london.
>Now when you do a net time, it looks like it's querying the dc in
>london. no obvious errors in the logs and all dc's show that all the
>fsmo's are here in boston, including pdc emulator
>when i do a w32tm /monitor, however, all dc's show that they're getting
>time from the pdc emulator, here in boston. Is this some sort of flaw
>inherent in w32time?
You are using a weird operating system.  Weird problems are normal in 
Windows! W32time has little to do with NTP.  It's a poor implementation 
of the SNTP protocol.   As the code itself is proprietary to Microsoft, 
it is likely that only Microsoft could answer your question or fix your 

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