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    Synchronizing time on a domain

    Hi,

    I have followed the following microsoft article to get the server (windows 2003) to take the time from an NTP server (I've set it to use time.windows.com) and distribute it across the network (mix of 2000 and XP clients).

    The computers are definately synchronizing but the time on both clients and server is always 6 minutes too fast. Is there a way to offset the time or shoulk I try a different NTP server?

    Thanks

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    use a different time server, every time ive ever tried time.windows.com its failed for me, does your ISP have a time server?

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    Is the time server acutally contactable? I know here in Lancs we can't access external NTP servers and have to use the ones run by LancsNGFL.

    If thats not the problem and its just time.windows.com being suspect try the time servers listed here.

    http://www.pool.ntp.org/

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    got link to article out of interest

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    Geoff, are you on CLEO? We are on CLEO and so that might explain a few things. Perhaps I should ask our CLEO representative for CUMBRIA if there is a particular NTP server we should be using?

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    Sorry, I thought I'd posted it but obviously not!!!

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;816042

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    I'm sure Jeff will be more than happy to help.

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_wood
    Geoff, are you on CLEO? We are on CLEO and so that might explain a few things. Perhaps I should ask our CLEO representative for CUMBRIA if there is a particular NTP server we should be using?
    Kind of. In Lancs CLEO provides the physical infrastructure. The actual internet services (proxy, dns, mail) are provided by LancsNGFL though.

    Presumably up in Cumbria CLEO run the internet services too. Best off asking them if they have a NTP server or hidden away somewhere. I expect they do because NTP is required to sync up DNS servers.

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    Re: Synchronizing time on a domain

    we have a time server on the county, altho we are "meant" to use a local server to sync with it and the local machines sync to the local timeserver.

    Seems to work (I think) tho i had to point a HP printer at the county one today - it would accept the windows server as the timeserver (figures lol)

    Nath

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