Time Synchronization with External Time Source

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by rcir88, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. rcir88

    rcir88 Guest

    I’m following article 816042 in attempting to synchronize my domain server
    running Windows 2003 with an external time source. Under “Configuring the
    Windows Time service to use an external time source†step five, the following
    instructions are given:

    5. Select the poll interval. To do this, follow these steps:
    a. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient\SpecialPollInterval
    b. In the right pane, right-click SpecialPollInterval, and then click
    Modify.
    c. In Edit DWORD Value, type TimeInSeconds in the Value data box, and then
    click OK.

    Note TimeInSeconds is a placeholder for the number of seconds that you want
    between each poll. A recommended value is 900 Decimal. This value configures
    the Time Server to poll every 15 minutes.


    This cannot be correct! It is impossible to type “TimeInSeconds†in the
    Value data box. I had to leave this unchanged and hope for the best.

    In the future, I hope MS will make this simple matter of synchronizing with
    an external time source a little simpler and one that doesn’t involve
    multiple changes to the registry.
     
    rcir88, Jan 15, 2007
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  2. rcir88

    rcir88 Guest

    I'm responding to my own query. I see that you're not actually supposed to
    insert the pharae "TimeInSeconds", which as the next sentence states is only
    a place holder. So never mind.

    Since we're on the subject, in the following steps, you're asked to insert a
    value for MaxPosPhaseCorrection and MaxNegPhaseCorrection. For the poll
    interval I chose 9600, and for these PhaseCorrections I choose 1800. My
    choices were completely arbitrary. I also chose the NIST time server as the
    external stratum 1 time source. Are there any potential problems with these
    choices.
     
    rcir88, Jan 15, 2007
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