[ntp:questions] Re: W2003 Server SP2 Problems with W32TM

Heiko Gerstung heiko.gerstung_removeme_ at meinberg.de
Wed Oct 11 08:08:14 UTC 2006

Danny Mayer schrieb:
> Eugen COCA wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've tested a W2k3 box time synchronization by setting the server using
>> the command line:
>> net time /setsntp:time.usv.ro
>> net stop w32time
>> net start w32time
> The fact that you had to stop and start the service indicates how badly
> the net time interface was written. It doesn't take much to write code
> update information in the registry and then notify the service to go
> reread it and act accordingly.

Is this possible with ntpd? I mean, applying changes to ntp.conf and 
then tell the daemon/service to re-read its configuration file? I would 
really love to see such a feature ... :-)

>> As a result, when checking another server (i.e. time.microsoft.com)
>> from the list box, I obtain an timeout error messages. Only the server
>> time.usv.ro works fine. The experiment is the same with any other ntp
>> server (I've tried many public servers).
>> Before typing the "net time ..." command all servers from the initial
>> list (time.microsoft.com; time.nist.gov, etc.) worked fine.
> If it was working before why wouldn't it work now? I know, that's a
> question for Microsoft.
They are still trying to figure out why it worked ;-)

Best regards,

> Danny
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