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I have a basic Windows network and the workstations are not syncing time. I have read and followed the advice in the article below without success: How to change time source from "Local CMOS Clock" to "DC"

C:\>w32tm /query /source
Local CMOS Clock

C:\>w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update
The command completed successfully.

C:\>net stop w32time && net start w32time
The Windows Time service is stopping.
The Windows Time service was stopped successfully.

The Windows Time service is starting.
The Windows Time service was started successfully.


C:\>w32tm /query /source
Local CMOS Clock

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

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Everything to know about time configuration in Active Directory is available here. – Barry Allan Apr 19 '17 at 16:59
  • Are the domain controllers advertising as a time server? – Greg Askew Apr 19 '17 at 17:04
  • I thought the PDC did this automagically in AD. – Dercni Apr 20 '17 at 22:52
  • Barry: Thanks for the link. Article states set PDC=NTP and other DCs=NT5DS. Does this also mean workstations should be set to NT5DS too? – Dercni Apr 20 '17 at 23:02

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