Memo : Windows NTP configuration

Ill be short about it, time is important!

The old way….

Net time /setsntp:0.europe.pool.ntp.org

The adviced way….
Register the time service.

w32tm /register

Configure it to sync with an external ntp server.

w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:”0.europe.pool.ntp.org 1.europe.pool.ntp.org 2.europe.pool.ntp.org 3.europe.pool.ntp.org” /syncfromflags:MANUAL /reliable:YES

View the current stats

w32tm /monitor

Little warning, i feel should be made.
When you are updating back in time, the service might need some time to slowly correct the time. This is because else conflicts might arise with time dependant services and the like. Keep an eye on your windows Logs and use the /monitor switch the follow the ntp service.

Check which NTP pool to use for your own country at this location : http://www.pool.ntp.org. Also, the listed pools mainly consist of STRATUM 2 public servers. This should be correct enough for your local network ^^.

Make sure that the ntp service can be reached, and make sure DNS is available. Else resolve the pool addresses (that may change over time).
-Rgrds,

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