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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Tue Mar 31 11:13:50 UTC 2009

droodle wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an reporting tool that i need to syncronise between several
> servers.
> I want to make the central reporting tool the primary time server
> then there will be several remote servers that i want to syncronise
> the time with so they are all in sync
> can this be acheived with w32time or is this purely for domain
> situations as these servers will either be in different domains or
> workgroups ?
> Any other suggestions
> thanks.


Although it's probably not the answer you wanted to hear, I have abandoned 
w32time in favour of using NTP on all my Windows PCs.  NTP allows you to 
sync your PCs, and will sync your central server to a UTC reference source 
such as Internet servers or a GPS/PPS source.  The NTP I recommend 
replaces w32time, and can be downloaded from:


I hope someone else may be able to help you with using w32time, should you 
need to take that route.  Also, check:


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