NTP - is there anyone who really knows?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by IanB, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. IanB

    IanB Guest

    I tried this request some days ago, and all the bright ones must have been on
    their hols. Please I really do need a clear unambiguous answers to put aside
    the conflicts in the archives!! ;-{

    The SBS2003 SP1 server is not connecting to any external time server.

    I have done the right thing and worked my way through the archives, only to
    find a range of totally contradictory advice, particularly about the register
    setting on the Server (NTP or NT5DS)

    Also the articles referred to are for Windows 2000 and the IIS manager
    structure (there is no 'Access Policy' tab, and no IP Packet Filters that I
    can find for setting port 123 does not apply. SmallBizserver document is not

    Please can someone set out the correct procedure for SBS2003 Premium SP1 !

    IanB, Aug 31, 2006
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  2. In
    What symptoms or errors do you see, exactly?
    Is the Windows Time service started?
    If you type
    net time <enter>
    in a command prompt, what do you see?

    You might check out
    for more help.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 31, 2006
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  3. IanB

    IanB Guest

    Thanks Lanwench

    typing net time at cmd gives the correct time!!

    Last week it was 3 mins and some seconds behind, and if I shifted the time
    clock it stayed shifted.

    Looks like my tinkering worked. Trouble is I can' tremember what I did

    incidentally is it NTP or NT5DS in the registry?

    and smallbizserver is currently down or at least its sulking

    Best regards

    IanB, Aug 31, 2006
  4. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 31, 2006
  5. IanB

    IanB Guest

    Fine now (9:15 BST), all I got yesterday afternoon was a blank page and
    'done' over several tries at around 16:30, other links were fine

    Life, eh!!

    IanB, Sep 1, 2006
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