Mac Thread, updating time from a windows server in Technical; is it possible to get an apple to get its time from my 2003 / 2008 servers as they (or ...
22nd February 2010, 05:38 PM #1
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
22nd February 2010, 07:02 PM #2
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)
27th February 2010, 03:17 PM #3
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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
27th February 2010, 03:27 PM #4
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.*
Originally Posted by 10101010
27th February 2010, 04:19 PM #5
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.
Originally Posted by theeldergeek
27th February 2010, 04:35 PM #6
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?
Originally Posted by Ric_
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.
27th February 2010, 06:24 PM #7
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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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