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W32tm NTP Policy for DCs

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  • Hello,

    I want to create a  W32TM GPO so that if we move the PDC emulator role the new system receives the correct settings to sync with an external source. I'd also like to create a GPO for the other DCs to act as domain peers. 

    Let me know if you feel these settings are correct:

    PDC Emulator
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/816042
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters
    Type=NTP (not NT5DS)
    NTPServer=timesource1,0x1 timesource2,0x1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config
    AnnounceFlags=5

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpServer
    Enabled=1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient
    SpecialPollInterval=900

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config
    MaxNegPhaseCorrection=1800
    MaxPosPhaseCorrection=1800


    Other DCs
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters
    Type=NT5DS

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config
    AnnounceFlags=10

    Thanks


    • Edited by Robert.S.T Wednesday, April 15, 2015 1:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:59 AM

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