[ntp:questions] Re: follow up on Windows 2003 SP1 Time Service versus ntpd
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Mon Aug 14 09:27:49 UTC 2006
> I've been trying to get Windows XP SP2 to work as an NTP client for a
> couple weeks now, but with very, very poor results compared to the
> results I can obtain with Windows port of NTP.
> As best I understand it, Windows XP has the same Windows Time Service
> as Windows 2003 ... at least based on the common registry parameters.
I don't believe that is the case (but I might be wrong). The XP Microsoft
NTP client is actually an SNTP client, and simply syncs once in a while to
the server. By default, I think the sync is once per week. The Window
2003 Server NTP software is much nearer to the reference NTP
> Is there any reason I shouldn't be able to get my XP time service to
> sync the time as well as NTP ... as you have demonstrated with
You may want to ensure that the multimedia timers are permanently enabled.
The Meinberg NTP Windows port allows that (as a command-line parameter).
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