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    updating time from a windows server

    is it possible to get an apple to get its time from my 2003 / 2008 servers as they (or server and im never sure which as both are usually wrong lol) keep lousy time and it keeps blocking login 10.6 seems to be a bit more fussy wouldnt do owt till i had it within 2 seconds of the servers time

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    Hi

    Yes it's more than possible. In an AD SSO environment your mac workstations should be using one of your servers for their NTP Server anyway. Yes Windows Servers are poor at keeping time and do they drift but as long as they all drift by the same amount then it should be OK. To change the NTP Server mac clients use launch System Preferences > Date & Time > IP address of your PDC.

    Antonio Rocco (ACSA)

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    just put the ip of the 2003/3008 server you want in the time preferences on the system clock. It's probably pointing to some apple time sync at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10101010 View Post
    just put the ip of the 2003/3008 server you want in the time preferences on the system clock. It's probably pointing to some apple time sync at the moment
    Can this be done even in a stand alone OD network with no AD integration? The Mac's are all on the same subnet as the Windows servers, i.e. 10.22.60.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeldergeek View Post
    Can this be done even in a stand alone OD network with no AD integration? The Mac's are all on the same subnet as the Windows servers, i.e. 10.22.60.*
    No reason why not. I believe that Windows servers use the SNTP implementation of NTP which the Macs (and indeed most operating systems) are happy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    No reason why not. I believe that Windows servers use the SNTP implementation of NTP which the Macs (and indeed most operating systems) are happy to work with.
    Is there a way to put this into WGM, so that client machines are all time synced with the xserve which itself is synced to a Windows server?

    I'm not at the 'office' for the weekend, so don't have WGM in front of me, but I thought I'd ask as the question was in my mind so when I get back in on Monday I can take a look.

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    no I dont believe there is, but just learning macs myself so i could well be wrong

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