[ntp:questions] can i use w32time to syncronise in a non domain scenario - windows2003

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Apr 1 06:31:58 UTC 2009

Dave Hart wrote:

> I suspect you will not be able to use w32time on servers which are
> members of a domain, as w32time will ignore a configured source in
> that situation and use the domain time heirarchy.  There is only one

The Technet article seems to say that any configuration can be set on 
any machine, even though the defaults differ.

However many IT departments will use Group Policies, which can impose 
this sort of constraint.

> server in a domain which will actually use a configured time source
> for w32time, the domain controller holding the PDC emulator FSMO
> role.  So if any of the servers you need to sync are in a domain,
> you'll need to use the NTP reference implementation from www.ntp.org
> on those at least.

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