[ntp:questions] Re: W2003 Server SP2 Problems with W32TM
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 29 13:46:17 UTC 2006
Heiko Gerstung wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>Heiko Gerstung wrote:
>>>I have a customer who has problems with synchronizing a Windows 2003
>>>Server (SP2) with one of our NTP Servers (runs NTPv4).
>>>Anyone who has successfully managed to sync her/his W2003 box with a
>>>V4 ntpd and who could give me some hints regarding the correct
>>>configuration? Some kind of registry export would be nice, I could
>>>compare such a thing with the one I have from the customers server...
>>>Oh, before you ask: No, it is not possible to install "real" NTP-stuff
>>>on that machine, I cannot get any Ethereal dump or have other
>>>diagnostic possibilities. All I know is that according to the
>>>eventlog W32TM is trying to synchronize, fails a couple of times and
>>>gives up. It then marks itself "unsynchronized" and all clients are
>>>free running like hell.
>>>... and yes, I asked Microsoft as well but did not receive a reply so
>>>Thanks in advance,
>>I have successfully used the procedure given in the Brandolini and Green
>> white paper: "The Windows Time Service" on W2K and WXP. Sorry, I don't
>>have W2K3 to play with.
>>net time /setsntp:<ip-address of server>
>>net start w32time
> That is exactly what does not seem to work.
>>I believe that Microsoft generally does NOT reply unless you PAY them.
> We have a few contacts to MS support, they come and ask us about our
> products when their customers want to use them and we never charged them
> a buck for this (I know, I know, that doesn't make a big difference ...)..
> Thanks for your help,
> best regards,
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