[ntp:questions] May sound like a newbe question, but....

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 15:34:55 UTC 2008


On Mar 12, 11:33 am, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> It may  not belong on time.microsoft.com but does on microsoft by making it
> hard to use any other server.

Using another NTP server isn't hard on Windows, in fact it is dead
simple and easier than configuring the reference ntpd implementation,
especially in a Windows Acrive Directory domain. There is, in fact,
zero configuration required for most environments. If you want to
change things, you can change the time servers on 100s clients with a
few clicks in Group Policy Editor. There is no scripting needed.

If you don't have AD in your network, or just like scripting, you can,
of course script things as much as you want. You could:
  - Call w32tm /configure from a startup batch file
  - Use VBscript in Windows Scripting Host at startup or login or even
remotely from a central "controller" machine
  - use regedit files in a script
  - use kixtart, perl, or any other scripting language available that
can modify the registry




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