Change the Windows Time service configuration on the previous PDC

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Guest, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi,
    last week I put a Windows 2003 server R2 standard edition in a Windows
    2000 Active Directory with a Windows 2000 DC.
    After the additional DC Windows 2003 was elected in the network, I moved
    the FSMO roles form 2000 DC to 2003 DC. The 2000 server acts a DC backup.

    Well, I know that primary time server is the server holding PDC Emulator
    FSMO role and my Windows 2003 holds it
    I want to configure it with an external time source, but I have a problem.

    Making net time in the 2003 DC, 2000 DC and XP client command promt, I
    receive that the time
    server is still the 2000 server DC

    All my network clients (joined to the domain) have the old PDC as primary
    Windows time service.

    I follow the Microsoft article 'Change the Windows Time service
    configuration on the previous PDC", but at DOS promt in Windows 2000 server
    ex PDC

    w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update


    doesn't work

    Any helps
     
    Guest, Nov 16, 2006
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  2. w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /reliable:no /update

    That command is for XP and k3 only. In 2k, you'll need to modify the "Type"
    value to "Nt5Ds" without the quotes under this registry key:

    HKLM\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Services\ W32Time\ Parameters\


    Then use w32tm to configure the new PDCe to use an external time source.
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 16, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks Paul,

    Do you specify Type or ServerType ?
    In my W2k I have both fields and the second one has the Nt5Ds value

    Sergio
     
    Guest, Nov 17, 2006
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  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sorry for the previous reply.
    Hre the actual key status on my 2000 server

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters]
    "LocalNTP"=dword:00000000
    "Period"="SpecialSkew"
    "type"="NT5DS"
    "Adj"=dword:00026257
    "msSkewPerDay"="1758,0000"

    What do I need to change ?

    Thanks

    Sergio
     
    Guest, Nov 17, 2006
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  5. Type is what needs to be Nt5Ds which means use the domain hierarchy.

    Get rid of the localNTP entry.

    (export the reg key before making any changes)
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 18, 2006
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