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

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 21:49:43 UTC 2009


On Mar 31, 10:40 am, droodle <droodlesk... at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> can this be acheived with w32time or is this purely for domain
> situations as these servers will either be in different domains or
> workgroups ?

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
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.

Cheers,
Dave Hart




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