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Windows Time Server

When running a Windows Domain it is essential that your clients and servers are synchronised time-wise.

Configuring the Time Server to an Enternal Source

To syncronise your Windows server with an external time source enter the following at a command prompt;

  • w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:PeerList

where PeerList is a comma-separated list of DNS names or IP addresses of the time source(s)

Followed by;

  • w32tm /config /update

Synchronising Clients

Within your Domain the clients can be forced to synchronising with your DCs with the following command;

  • w32tm /resync

Non-Domain Time Synchronisation

To time synchronise with internal or external sources see Microsoft Knowledgebase Article KB314054

Microsoft TechNet information on the Windows Time Service can be found at:

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