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    Hi,

    I have a question related to time servers. We have 78 sites. Each site has its own domain and they are not in a forest. I have setup a time server at head office and I want to make sure all site DCs update from the HO time server. I believe running this command should do it but I am unsure -
    net time \\ho_time_server /set /y

    Can anyone confirm if this is the right command? Let me know if you need more info.

    Thanks for reading.

    Regards.

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    Re: Time servers

    DC's are synced automatically which the PDC emulator.
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    • #3
      Re: Time servers

      But according to the OP he has 78 different PDC emulators -- if each site really is its own forest

      AFAIK you can, as long as you have permission, synchronise with a machine in a different domain or forest.

      It does beg the question of what iD10T designed (using the word in its very loosest sense) such an infrastructure
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      • #4
        Re: Time servers

        Agreed. Why 78 domains?
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        • #5
          Re: Time servers

          Hi guys,

          Thanks for your replies. I am not sure who originally designed the domain but I think it was done this way for security reasons. Unfortunately I have had the pleasure of looking after these sites for the last 10 months We are actually thinking of making a trusted forest with the sites or even creating one single domain for all the sites.

          Regards.

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          • #6
            Re: Time servers

            Oh, missed that. I did read 78 sites but not 78 domains ....
            Anyhow, if you want to configure all 78 pdc emulators you need to use w32tm to configure a timeserver on the PDC emulator.

            However, this is getting almost unable to manage. I would go back to just one or a few domains.
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

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            • #7
              Re: Time servers

              Just to update everyone - running the net time \\ho_time_server /set /y command did work for me. However, can anyone tell if I should create a batch file to run it once a month, etc? Not sure if Windows checks time automatically after I run the command the first time.

              Thanks.

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              • #8
                Re: Time servers

                No, that command only does it once
                You can specify time servers in the registry ( w32tm) or schedule that command every day (IMHO)
                Tom Jones
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