[ntp:questions] Re: problem of ntpd on W2K DCs

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 26 18:54:11 UTC 2006

BigHug wrote:

> Hi,
> I try to install ntpd (v4.2.0a) on our windows servers. On our W2K
> domain controllers, the ntpd  won't get settle. The clock drift is over
> 500 ppm. After stopping ntpd, the clock is still drifting over 1000
> ppm. However, after I rebooted the box, the ntpd acts normal and the
> drift is about 20 ppm.  It happened on 3 DCs, but did not happen on
> other servers.
> There are no other time services running besides ntpd.
> ntp.conf has sever command with iburst and driftfile command.
> ntpd is from Meinberg with -g option.
> What puzzle me is that after I stop ntpd the clock still went wild
> until reboot. Does ntpd change system/kernel even being stopped?
> Thanks for any help.

Do you know that you have to stop W32TIME and prevent windows from 
starting it?

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