Sync Workstation Client time with Server on same domain

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Windows 7 Professional
Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller
Hi

i have looked throughout the internet for this and i cannot find anything on my problem

 

I want to be able to sync the time of my workstation clients on the domain to my server on the same domain using group policy. Im having issues with clients behind on time.

I can see in my group policy object window for my specific gpo to be applied

Computer configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > system > windows time service > time providers

I have tried alsorts to get clients to update using my server

I hope some one can help me put me out of my misery and it has to be in plain english as my brain is now mush :-)

i hope someone can help me

many thanks



Software/Hardware used:
windows server 2008 R2 SP1, windows 7 Profesional SP1

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Hi Philcrox,

By default Active Directory handles time synchronization between all PCs and servers. Client PCs will sync with their authorizing DC, all DCs will sync with the DC who holds PDC emulator, DCs in child domains sync with DCs in the parent, etc. There should be no need to manually configure who domain computers sync with. All you need to do is configure the PDC emulator at the root of your forest to sync it’s clock with an authoritative time source (like time.windows.com, or tick/tock at the USNO, etc). Furthermore, also Refer to the article:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773263%28WS.10%29.aspx

Thank you
Anil

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