[ntp:questions] Windows built-in SNTP/NTP clients

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 07:05:26 UTC 2008

Peter Laws wrote:
> Can someone post a list or point me to one, that shows which versions
> of MS-Windows have decent NTP clients?  I know that NT/2K/XP does not
> but what about W2k3, '2k8, etc?


In addition to Ryan's information, you can run the "official" NTP on 
Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista, although it is not the "built-in" NTP:


This will allow Windows to act as both server and client.  I have been 
using that version on Windows Vista, but not with completely satisfactory 
results, showing high short-term jitter:


Has anyone done tests on the native Vista NTP implementation?  WHat is the 
performance like?  Does it respond to NTPQ commands?


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