Configure Windows Server 2003 time source

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Network Time Synchronization
NT 4.0
Windows 7
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows XP
We recently upgraded from NT 4.0 to 2003R2. My clients are all synchronized to the DC. How do I set the DC to snych to nist.gov? I was reading about PDC emulator, unsure if my dc is one and ran this command to set the time on the dc net time /set:nist.gov0x1. Than ran the stop and start command for net time. The clients have no policy other than default w32 to agree with the dc. I set the poll to 15 minutes but my dc and clients are still of by 4 minutes. If the hardware clock is off, how do I stop it form looking at that for time?

Software/Hardware used:
xp pro, server 2003, vista, windows 7, IBM xseries server

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They helped me when I was setting up time synchronisation on our network.

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  • swinehart6803
    I think I may have found the problem. I am going to try and change the time servers. Currently we cannot get any replies back from nist.gov, so i will attempt some other NTP servers we can get responses from and see if that works for us.
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