Feb 8, 2012
tom

2008DC Time Server

Question

OK, stupid question for the day ;)

How do I setup a 2008R2DC to be the domain time server? I have the link to the MS KB article and I have the link to the pool.ntp.org site with a whole bunch of addresses I am supposed to use…but for the life of me its not penetrating my skull.

Can someone break it down for me in far more simpler terms ;)

I even downloaded the ‘Fix it for me’ tool from MS in that KB article – the external one, and tried cutting and pasting the top two server x.pool.ntp.org links into the fix it for me wizard and it didn’t work. I am positive I am just overlooking one small crucial detail to make it sync in ;)

As always, any and all help is greatly appreciated ;)

Asked by vlannoob

Answer

Firstly, your DC’s ARE network time servers by default, so you don’t need to ‘enable’ that as a feature or anything.

All you’re trying to do is synchronise it with an external time server. To do that, type the following in a command prompt:

W32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist: 0.uk.pool.ntp.org,1.uk.pool.ntp.org,2.uk.pool.ntp.org
W32tm /config /reliable:yes
W32tm /config /update
W32tm /resync

Changing the NTP servers to whatever you want, of course.

Answered by Dan

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