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Fri Jun 18 11:07:50 UTC 2010
Mr Dave Baxter <g8kbv at uko2.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All.
> As people on here seem to know about all this, a question if I may.
> This came up while in discussion with another party, in regards to
> potential "steps" in time caused by allowing w32time to do the job,
> instead of a custom app, or "feature" in yet another program.
> What I'd like to ask, is how does w32time manipulate the local PC's
> Does it just set the updated time into the system at each poll (about 8
> in 18 hours the last time I looked)
> Or does it tweak the tick rate, to bring the local clock behaviour into
> line with the reference source (in this case, a GPS/PPS derrived local
> NTP server) elsewhere on the LAN (one switch away.)
> Or, a combination of the above.
> Are there known differences between the different versions of Windows?
> (2k, XP, Vista, 7 etc)
It depends on your Windows version and on how you have configured w32time.
There are technet articles about it on the Microsoft site.
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