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network time [message #333652] Wed, 02 December 2009 13:40 Go to next message
RC  is currently offline RC  United States
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if one of my domain controllers in a site has the windows time service
stopped will the clients/server authenticating in that site still look
to the pdc for time?

if i run the w32tm /resync command on a machine when the service is
running is syncs successfully. If the service is stopped i get:

C:\ w32tm /resync
Sending resync command to local computer...
The computer did not resync because no time data was available.


PDC is in another site in the domain.


Is this normal? I cant seem to find any documentation on this exact
question.
Re: network time [message #333670 is a reply to message #333652] Wed, 02 December 2009 14:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello RC,

The time update works that all DCs will sync with the DC that has the PDCEmulator
FSMO. All other machines will sync with an available DC, mostly the one they
authenticate with, so if you stop the time service on the one where they
authenticate with they wan't sync the time.

Best regards

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> if one of my domain controllers in a site has the windows time service
> stopped will the clients/server authenticating in that site still look
> to the pdc for time?
>
> if i run the w32tm /resync command on a machine when the service is
> running is syncs successfully. If the service is stopped i get:
>
> C:\ w32tm /resync
> Sending resync command to local computer...
> The computer did not resync because no time data was available.
> PDC is in another site in the domain.
>
> Is this normal? I cant seem to find any documentation on this exact
> question.
>
Re: network time [message #333685 is a reply to message #333670] Wed, 02 December 2009 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RC  is currently offline RC  United States
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figured as much.

only one dc in the forest is set to look at an external time source.
everything else is set to default nt5ds. network time works perfect,
from the DC side.

from the client/server side is where i had my question which you
answered for me. makes sense but i cant find the doc on microsofts
site that explains this.

oh well, thanks
Re: network time [message #334175 is a reply to message #333685] Thu, 03 December 2009 06:31 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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The machine that is syncing its time externally needs to be the PDCe.

netdom /query fsmo
Will provide you with the role masters

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"RC" <richjchristy@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:b02122c8-8d95-4a1e-ac59-88ff7a95210f@v37g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
> figured as much.
>
> only one dc in the forest is set to look at an external time source.
> everything else is set to default nt5ds. network time works perfect,
> from the DC side.
>
> from the client/server side is where i had my question which you
> answered for me. makes sense but i cant find the doc on microsofts
> site that explains this.
>
> oh well, thanks
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