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

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 21:41:59 UTC 2008

On Jan 3, 9:09 am, ma... at ntp.isc.org (Danny Mayer) wrote:

> Windows time is a kludge. Just install NTP on the system and be done.
> Forget about registry hacks.

Danny, you always bash w32time without providing any explanation.
w32time is better than most people need, and is already included.
Adding ntpd to the mix and learning how to configure, monitor, and
patch it is NOT the best solution for most Windows users.

And it is not a kludge anymore:

> Note that if this is a domain controller you need to be careful in
> setting up the account that is used by ntpd.

Again, antoher reason to use Windows Time Service, which is easier to
configure than ntpd, and more than adequate for almost all


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