Setup Domain Time Source Server


Make following registry change on Windows NT server to act as a time server:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters
Name:
TimeSource
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
See:
W32Time Network Time Service For Windows NT 4.0
Q174557 – Time Sources Defined For The Windows NT Time
Service
.
Q131715 – How to Set Up And Synchronize with Domain Time Source
Servers
.
Q193825 – NET TIME /Domain Will Not Sync Time with Domain Time
Source Server
.
Q172831 – TimeServ Uses 100% of System Resources .
Q172878 – Resource Kit Timeserv.exe Utility Causes 100% CPU
Utilization
.

For Windows NT client computers, type the following in the MS-DOS Command
Prompt or add the following to the login script:

NET
TIME /DOMAIN: /SET

For Windows or MS-DOS based
client computers, such as Windows, Windows for Workgroups, LAN Manager for
MS-DOS or Microsoft Network Client for MS-DOS, type the following in the MS-DOS
command prompt or add the following to the login script:

NET TIME /WORKGROUP: /SET

If your
interest is Windows 2000, see my tip Windows 2000 Admin Tip #47: W2K Time
Synchronization service
.

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