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Is it viable to use w32tm /stripchart to judge time variance of two Windows hosts from each other? A better way to discover two host's time variance?

Is it viable to use w32tm.exe's option stripchart to judge the time variance of two hosts (within a very small margin of error)? Note that w32tm.exe's stripchart function is separate than the ...
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How to change time source from “Local CMOS Clock” to “DC”

In a domain, I want to set DC as time server. To do that I use this command: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:europe.pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update and w32tm /resync ...
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How does a replicated DC handles w32tm changes?

We have 2 replicated W2K8R2 DC's. I had updated one (DC1) with w32tm to get manual updates from asia NTP. Everything syncs correctly. My question: (In order to learn): How does this propagates to ...
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Increasing time difference between Windows Server 2003 and time.nist.gov even after explicitly syncing time

I have synced the time of my server to time.nist.gov. This server communicates with a client’s server which is also synced with time.nist.gov. After noting that we seemed to be out of sync with the ...
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How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server

I have a performance lab running behind a firewall, so none of the machines in the lab has internet access. All machines in the lab are part of a domain with the domain controller also present inside ...
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Lost NTP sync on SQL servers

I've just noticed that one of our clients SQL servers are syncing against time.microsoft.com, the rest of the domain is looking at ntp.[clients.domain].co.uk, so our SQL servers are about 3 minutes ...
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w32tm returning inconsistent results

We've got a Hyper-V environment where the time is running around like a headless chicken. Some days when I come in, it's 10 minutes slow. Other days, it's 5 minutes fast. Today it's over 30 minutes ...
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Increasing the accuracy of windows 2003 NTP time sync

Hi using w32tm or some other service (NTP W32Time) is there away to increase the accuracy of windows time to sync at-least every 1sec? Whats setup; windows 2003 AD environment with a few servers and ...
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W32Time sync problems for Hyper-V Guests (W32Time Event IDs 38, 24, 29, 35)

On my Windows guests running under Hyper-V in a domain environment, I noticed that the Windows Time service was having problems. Periodically, I was receiving the following three messages in the ...