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Windows NT timeserver

By Vuitanh ·
I'm trying to configure the timeserver.ini, but I don't know understand how is it going to work. Does anyone has a sample working timeserver.ini that I can take a look. Thanks
I'm in California.

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by LastSurvivor In reply to Windows NT timeserver

You should actually download W32time from the Microsoft web site. Timeserv has some Y2K and Windows2000 issues. Microsoft suggests replacing it with W32Time. There is extensive documentation with W32 Time.

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by Vuitanh In reply to Windows NT timeserver

Well, I follow the instruction and here is what mine looks like and it doesn't work.
[W32Time]

REM This is W32Time.ini, to be placed in %SystemRoot%
REM Remarks and blank lines are allowed.

REM ****************************
REM * W32Time Service Settings *
REM ****************************

REM NTP uses the Simple Network Time Protocol to become a Master Time Server.
REM PRIMARY is the Time source for each domain that services the Secondary machines.
REM SECONDARY clients broadcast to any primary in the domain for the current time.

Type=NTP
Type=Primary (Rem for clients)
rem Type=Secondary (not rem for client)
REM Period=0 uses the default delay (every 8-12 hours) between each time set.
REM Period can also be set to a number representing the number of time sets per day.
Period=24
REM TAsync=no uses the TimeAdjustment API to disable CMOS synchronization.
TAsync=no
NTPServer=norad.arc.nasa.gov
Log=yes
REM LocalNTP indicates whether to start an NTP server on the local machine.
LocalNTP=no
PrimarySource=\\mycomputer
;RandomPrimary=yes
REM Timesource is used by LanmanServer; set this to yes when Type=Primary.
REM Timesources listen for broadcasts by Secondary clients.
;timesource=no
timesource=yes

SecondaryDomain=

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by LastSurvivor In reply to Windows NT timeserver

We decided against using secondary's because we had a very hard time getting them to work. Instead we decided to go with two masters and all the rest primary's to the master here are the files.
This one is for the Master
[W32Time]

Type=NTP
;Type=PRIMARY
;Type=SECONDARY
Period=0
TAsync=no
NTPServer=time
Log=yes
LocalNTP=yes
;PrimarySource=
;RandomPrimary=yes
timesource=no
;timesource=yes
SecondaryDomain=GHCMASTER

Here is the setup for Primary's

[W32Time]

;Type=NTP
Type=PRIMARY
;Type=SECONDARY
Period=0
TAsync=no

NTPServer=

Log=no

LocalNTP=no

PrimarySource=\\ghcpdc;\\ghcbdc

RandomPrimary=yes

;timesource=no
timesource=yes

SecondaryDomain=

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by Vuitanh In reply to Windows NT timeserver

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by jwildwind In reply to Windows NT timeserver

Here's an example of using NTP for your Master Time Source
Please be aware: UDP Port 123 must be open...
Don't forget to stop Time Services and run Timeserv -update after editing .ini file. Then restart service..

Type=NTP
NTPServer=192.5.41.41

Period=4

timesource=no

Log=yes

TAsync=no

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Here are some other authoritive time servers...

time-A.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov
tycho.usno.navy.mil
ntp2.usno.navy.mil
ntp.nasa.gov
chime.utoronto.ca
ntp0.cmc.ec.gc.ca
ntp2a.mcc.ac.uk
ntp.maths.tcd.ie
ntp0.nl.net

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by aspina In reply to Windows NT timeserver

when making a timeserv.ini like in the example...do not forget to put the [timeserv] banner on top of the file, it will give error messages otherwise...

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