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Do I need W32Time for my win2k clients ?

By jsarinana ·
I'm getting a w32time error on a couple of my Win2000 clients, description in event viewer "not found a doamin controller to synchronize with for a long time, execute "w32tm /s" from command line
? Do I need and how to install W32Time on my NT Domain ?

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by mebudman In reply to Do I need W32Time for my ...

If you do not have NTP, or SNTP ports closed going out to the internet type this on each client at the command prompt:

net time /setsntp:ntp.css.gov

This will set them to contact that time server for time. If you set up a time server on your nt box, I recommend TardisNT, been using it for 8 years now.

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by turambar386 In reply to Do I need W32Time for my ...

You don't need it. Just stop the w32time service and set the startup to manual on each of your w2k clients. That will get rid of the event log errors.

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by McKayTech In reply to Do I need W32Time for my ...

The default time service on an NT domain is timeserv.exe which does not properly implement the SNTP server function properly. Hence the error from your W2K boxes.

The solution is to either point all of your workstations to an outside time sourcethat does support SNTP or to establish a time server on your inside domain that does. I use a program called AboutTime that has no licensing costs and works very well but there are certainly other options.

Of the two options, I think it is far better to have an SNTP time server on your network as it reduces traffic to the Internet and also increases your ability to manage security.

paul

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