Change the Windows Time service configuration on the previous PDC

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

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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

    Guest, Nov 17, 2006
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

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


    What do I need to change ?


    Guest, Nov 17, 2006
  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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