[ntp:questions] ntp.conf location on Windows

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 13:36:44 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:15 AM, Martin Burnicki
<martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote:
> Do you have a pointer where these locations are specified by Microsoft?

It's part of the "Certified for Windows XXX" for each OS version  I believe.

Here is an MSDN blog post that seems to clarify this particular case a
bit, with some references:

It seems NTP config files should go into %ALLUSERSPROFILE% or into the
service account's local application settings directories.

I imagine it is also documented in the Platform SDK as well, although
I have never dug deep into that.

> This would not only affect the config file but also the location of the
> drift file and optionally the log files.
> IIRC the current location below %PROGRAMFILES% had been chosen after a
> discussion about the time when our first GUI installer was released.
> Of course this can be discussed again and changed in future versions.
> Martin
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