Network Time Server Removal


  • Hi,

    I need to retire a Win2008/DC server that was the original server in the network and held all the fsmo roles.  I've since moved all the fsmo roles to a Windows 2012 R2 Server including the PDC Emulator.

    My concern is that when I do a \\net time from any computer it always pulls the time from the 2008/DC.  I am worried that if I demote the 2008/DC server that I am going to have  time issues.  Is there anything I need to do to make sure time syncs properly across my network?


    Paul Raflik

    • Moved by nzpcmad1 Friday, July 13, 2018 8:46 PM From ADFS
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:56 PM

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  • It's probably Ok. Generally members and clients will get their time from the DC they logged on with. DC's would get their time from the PDC emulator. Might check the DHCP server has been updated to hand out the new domain controller ip for DNS



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Friday, July 13, 2018 11:22 PM