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Using a Microsoft resources to sync my PDC to microsoft's time I used the following command as an administerator on cmd

w32tm /config /computer:<<PDC-FQDN>> /manualpeerlist:time.windows.com /syncfromflags:manual /update

but this returns << was unexpected at this time what can I do to solve this and sync my pdc to Microsoft Time servers to avoid any further hickups

EDIT: how do i substitue <<PDC-FQDN>>? I typed the name of my domain controller-domain name but that didn't work

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If you wanted to you could post your answer as an answer and then accept it with the exact command you used. –  Zoredache Aug 17 '10 at 23:46
    
done that, maybe someone new to windows server will face this problem someday and will come across this solution –  Reuben Aug 18 '10 at 5:43

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Okay solved it, was just a matter of syntax, this is the default command from the microsoft site.

w32tm /config /computer:<<PDC-FQDN>> /manualpeerlist:time.windows.com /syncfromflags:manual /update

In order for it to execute you have to get rid of the "<< >>" and enter the name of you PDC with the domain name like "servername.domainname"

So suppose you server name (PDC name) is: mynewdomaincontroller1 and your domain name is: twinkles.com

Then this is how you will write the command: w32tm /config /computer:mynewdomaincontroller1.twinkles.com /manualpeerlist:time.windows.com /syncfromflags:manual /update

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