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

droodle droodleskins at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 31 11:32:45 UTC 2009

On Mar 31, 12:13 pm, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.neither-
this-bit.nor-this.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
> droodle,
> 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:
>  http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm
> I hope someone else may be able to help you with using w32time, should you
> need to take that route.  Also, check:
>  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q216734
> Cheers,
> David

thanks David - i just found that very tool doing some research so
thanks for recommending it i shall do some testing ... do you know if
it can be configured just to syncronise to its cmos clock as i'm not
sure how tied down my customers network will be ie not internet

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