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Anonymous
January 26, 2005 7:59:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I'm new to AD and have setup a 2003 DC. I've created a OU put two xp
computers in this ou. I created a policy called timesync and under computer
configuration-administrative templates-system-windows time service-time
providers enabled "configure windows ntp client" I only put in the server ip
of the ntpserver left everything else default.

The next day I went to one of the computers in the ou which had the typesync
gpo rebooted it and logged in I ran a net time /querysntp and got an old time
server not the new one.

I know i'm probably missing steps but this is what i've done so for could
any fill in the blanks on what steps else should I have done? I've also
heard of a cool gpo that will allow %username% on %computername% show up on
every desktop instead of my computer. I'd like to put this gpo on my child
domain but need help or a step by step instuction on how to do this
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 1:10:52 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

The default time synchronization algorithm for computers in a Domain is to
automatically synchronize time with a Domain Controller. This just works
automatically - it's set up when the computer joins the domain, so why are
you trying to configure time synchronization on the domain members? Seems
to me you are just creating extra work and hassles for yourself.

Configure the time service on the domain controller to get time from the
"ntpserver" and leave the domain members to automatically get time from the
domain controller.

--
Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders

It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.



"1st timer on AD 2003" <1sttimeronAD2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:FE1280FB-819A-4F44-B082-EAEB119A6957@microsoft.com...
> I'm new to AD and have setup a 2003 DC. I've created a OU put two xp
> computers in this ou. I created a policy called timesync and under
> computer
> configuration-administrative templates-system-windows time service-time
> providers enabled "configure windows ntp client" I only put in the server
> ip
> of the ntpserver left everything else default.
>
> The next day I went to one of the computers in the ou which had the
> typesync
> gpo rebooted it and logged in I ran a net time /querysntp and got an old
> time
> server not the new one.
>
> I know i'm probably missing steps but this is what i've done so for could
> any fill in the blanks on what steps else should I have done? I've also
> heard of a cool gpo that will allow %username% on %computername% show up
> on
> every desktop instead of my computer. I'd like to put this gpo on my
> child
> domain but need help or a step by step instuction on how to do this
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 1:15:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Before we went to 2003 AD we had an NT4.0 server being the time server. In
login scripts we issued a cmd to set client to it. net time
/setsntp:nt4servername. Now that n4 server is no longer available but our
clients still point to it.

"Bruce Sanderson" wrote:

> The default time synchronization algorithm for computers in a Domain is to
> automatically synchronize time with a Domain Controller. This just works
> automatically - it's set up when the computer joins the domain, so why are
> you trying to configure time synchronization on the domain members? Seems
> to me you are just creating extra work and hassles for yourself.
>
> Configure the time service on the domain controller to get time from the
> "ntpserver" and leave the domain members to automatically get time from the
> domain controller.
>
> --
> Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders
>
> It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
>
>
>
> "1st timer on AD 2003" <1sttimeronAD2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:FE1280FB-819A-4F44-B082-EAEB119A6957@microsoft.com...
> > I'm new to AD and have setup a 2003 DC. I've created a OU put two xp
> > computers in this ou. I created a policy called timesync and under
> > computer
> > configuration-administrative templates-system-windows time service-time
> > providers enabled "configure windows ntp client" I only put in the server
> > ip
> > of the ntpserver left everything else default.
> >
> > The next day I went to one of the computers in the ou which had the
> > typesync
> > gpo rebooted it and logged in I ran a net time /querysntp and got an old
> > time
> > server not the new one.
> >
> > I know i'm probably missing steps but this is what i've done so for could
> > any fill in the blanks on what steps else should I have done? I've also
> > heard of a cool gpo that will allow %username% on %computername% show up
> > on
> > every desktop instead of my computer. I'd like to put this gpo on my
> > child
> > domain but need help or a step by step instuction on how to do this
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 2:34:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

On the client computer, look at the registry settings at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

If the Type value is NT5DS, the Domain Hierarchy is being used and the
NTPServer setting is ignored.

The command
net time /querysntp
will report the manually configured NTP server even if it is not being used
because the Domain Hierarchy is being used.

Also check the System Event Log; after each restart, there is normally a log
entry from W32Time with Event ID 35 that reports where the time service is
currently getting time.

Not sure why you are seeing what you are seeing, but I suggest in the Time
Providers\Configure Windows NTP Client dialog box,

select the Enabled radio button
in the Type drop down list box, select NT5DS

--
Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders

It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.



"1st timer on AD 2003" <1sttimeronAD2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:86D788B5-EC9D-4FA1-980D-77286EC9AEC6@microsoft.com...
> Before we went to 2003 AD we had an NT4.0 server being the time server.
> In
> login scripts we issued a cmd to set client to it. net time
> /setsntp:nt4servername. Now that n4 server is no longer available but our
> clients still point to it.
>
> "Bruce Sanderson" wrote:
>
>> The default time synchronization algorithm for computers in a Domain is
>> to
>> automatically synchronize time with a Domain Controller. This just works
>> automatically - it's set up when the computer joins the domain, so why
>> are
>> you trying to configure time synchronization on the domain members?
>> Seems
>> to me you are just creating extra work and hassles for yourself.
>>
>> Configure the time service on the domain controller to get time from the
>> "ntpserver" and leave the domain members to automatically get time from
>> the
>> domain controller.
>>
>> --
>> Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
>> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders
>>
>> It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
>>
>>
>>
>> "1st timer on AD 2003" <1sttimeronAD2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> in
>> message news:FE1280FB-819A-4F44-B082-EAEB119A6957@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm new to AD and have setup a 2003 DC. I've created a OU put two xp
>> > computers in this ou. I created a policy called timesync and under
>> > computer
>> > configuration-administrative templates-system-windows time service-time
>> > providers enabled "configure windows ntp client" I only put in the
>> > server
>> > ip
>> > of the ntpserver left everything else default.
>> >
>> > The next day I went to one of the computers in the ou which had the
>> > typesync
>> > gpo rebooted it and logged in I ran a net time /querysntp and got an
>> > old
>> > time
>> > server not the new one.
>> >
>> > I know i'm probably missing steps but this is what i've done so for
>> > could
>> > any fill in the blanks on what steps else should I have done? I've
>> > also
>> > heard of a cool gpo that will allow %username% on %computername% show
>> > up
>> > on
>> > every desktop instead of my computer. I'd like to put this gpo on my
>> > child
>> > domain but need help or a step by step instuction on how to do this
>>
>>
>>
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