Memo : Windows NTP configuration

Ill be short about it, time is important!

The old way….

Net time /

The adviced way….
Register the time service.

w32tm /register

Configure it to sync with an external ntp server.

w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:”” /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 : 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).


About Chris Gralike

Momenteel ben ik manager van de afdeling business continuity bij de zakelijke IT dienstverlener AMIS Services BV. Sinds 2003 ben ik actief in de ICT branche. Tussen 2003 en nu heb ik verschillende rollen vervuld. In de rollen: systeem- en netwerkbeheer, system engineer, servicemanager en nu practice manager ben ik in contact gekomen met uiteenlopende technologieën, methodologieën, ideeën, oplossingen en innovaties. Een rijke ervaring waarmee ik de klanten van Conclusion en AMIS elke dag probeer te ondersteunen. Mijn credo: 'Altijd opzoek een win-win tussen business en technologie.'

Posted on January 15, 2009, in Windows Command Line, Windows Compontents, Windows Server and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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