Sunday, November 2, 2008

Setting Time Server on PC / Server

Adjusting your workstations clocks to the same and correct time is very important. We rely on calendars and alerts to be correct, or we arrive live or accidently break our word to sometime.

Microsoft Walk-throughs for your network:

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003

To setup automatic domain server as source for time service on XP PRO:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758905.aspx

To Setup automatic "other computer" as source for time service on XP Pro:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757721.aspx

To set an external NPT source as a time service on Windows XP Pro:

Open a command prompt, and type in the following commandsnet time /setsntp:ntp1.tpg.com.au
net stop w32time
net start w32time

NB. You may need to check to see if "Windows Time" service is enabled and set to automatic startup, for this to work properly.

NB2. For XP Home, just double click the clock and select the last tab :)

The following clients are ones I found useful if you can't get the above to work:

SP TimeSync 2.0 - Minimise to tray, set your own NTP server etc

Some other ones you might like to experiment with:

Windows NTP Client 1.0.0 (Not made by MS)

Similar type as above (Not made by MS)

Available Time Servers:

ntp1.tpg.com.au (TPG Time Service) (Slower than Pool.ntp)

au.pool.ntp.org (Australian NPT Server Pool) (Fast)

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