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

John A. Milburn JohnAMilburn at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 1 21:19:52 UTC 2005

"NET TIME" has nothing to do with w32time.
If your AD sites are correct, then the workstations will get time from a
local DC.

NET TIME is an old LANMAN based command. Ours always gets time from the
first server listed (in alphabetic order".

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:xPCdnSS0td5PnE7cRVn-vg at comcast.com...
> 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
> problem.

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