[ntp:questions] Issues with w32tm on AD network
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 22 02:51:07 UTC 2008
Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> I have had issues keeping accurate time on W32tm using an Active
> Directory based network with just Windows servers. I have a Linux
> workstation, and NTP on that workstation keeps loosing the time, and
> going to Stratum 16. Similarly, there are Cisco routers on the
> network, which also do likewise.
> I am using the NTP pool, but have done this for years on a Linux
> system with no problems.
> Should I think about switching to NTPD on Windows, and if I do this,
> will it cause an issue with both this and W32tm running at the same
Yes. w32time needs to be disabled, you cannot run both. The Meinberg
installer does this for you and if you choose to uninstall NTP I believe
it will reenable it.
> Are there any GPS systems I could hook up to the Windows domain
> controller, and configure W32tm to use this?
Yes. Trimble, Palisade, NMEA, Jupiter, and HOPF (DCF77) Serial and PCI
are built for Windows. I cannot tell you much about them but the code is
built for them.
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