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By RetroCat ·
I manage a mixed Netware6/Win2k network. The PDC emulator, which provides network time is running ten minutes fast (Netware server is correct). I've been told that simply turning the time back on the Win2K server could have disastrous effects on, for example, DNS updates and the Exchange 2000 server. Is there a method of doing this without causing any disruption please?

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by Choppit In reply to Change Server Time

Synchronise both to an internal or external NTP source. I'm not sure for W2K but time sync can be achieved gradually for Netware.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Change Server Time

You can run a timesync program on the Win2K box that will sync, using NTP, its clock.
Personally, I run NetTime 2.0 on my Windows servers.
http://nettime.sourceforge.net/
This app will not only sync a Windows machine clock to an atomic clock on the Internet, it will also make it a time server, so you could sync other systems that can talk NTP FROM the Win2K box.

hope this helps

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by shmaltz In reply to Change Server Time

You can safely run this command on the W2K server:
net time [\\computername] [/querysntp] | [/setsntp[:ntp server list]]
This will sync your computer with any ntp server you specify. I use follwoing: ntp2.usno.navy.mil

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by RetroCat In reply to Change Server Time

Thanks for the information, but what I really want to know is whether doing this will have any undesirable consequences?

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