[ntp:questions] windows 2003 server sp 1 & ntp

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Jan 4 03:20:25 UTC 2008

Folkert van Heusden wrote:
>>> Win2003SP1 has some kind of ntp service running. Now I was wondering:
>>> can I via some clever registry hacks make that service sync against a
>>> couple of real ntp servers on the net?
>> Windows time is a kludge. Just install NTP on the system and be done.
> Are you sure? I thought I read somewhere that 2000 & xp had sntp, but(!)
> 2003 sp1 (and more recent) an full ntp server.
> Folkert van Heusden

No, it's not a full ntp server and in fact not even a proper sntp
server. Dave is not using the Microsoft's time server as a source of
poor quality NTP packets to tweak his code.


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