I have 4 computers in a workgroup network, all running Windows 7 Proffessional. I would like to set one of the computers up as a the NTP server for the other clients so that log times match up. I have walked through Group Policy and set the first client to "ntp server enabled". Next I made sure that the windows time service was enabled on the machine I chose to be the server as well as all the clients. I then went to each subsequent machine and ran gpedit to put the correct IP address for the time server and set the NTP client to enabled. When I try to force a time update I get a message saying no time data was available.
If I change the clients' NTP server address back to the default windows time server, the clients are able to sync, so it doesn't appear to be a problem with the clients, unless they need to be configured differently to use an IP address instead of a Domain name or URL. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution but have not come across anything.
I attempted to use NET USE to define a set username to use when connecting to the "server" (FSAC1) the commands i entered are as follows
NET USE \\FSAC1\IPC$ password
NET USE \\FSAC1\IPC$ \user:username
That did not seem to have any effect.
The firewall is turned off on all of the machines to remove that as a variable.
UAC is on on all 4 machines.
the machines are all set for static IP addresses
This is, and will remain a workgroup network with no Server.
Any help from anyone that has come across this issue would be greatly appreciated. I know its got to be some setting that I am missing, but i can't figure out what.
- Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Friday, February 25, 2011 10:27 PM Moved to relevant forum category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
If you want to configure a Windows 7 computer as an NTP time server, you'll need to load 3rd party software. As far as I know, Windows 7 does not provide this service. You'll have to do a search on the net. You'll find freeware, shareware, and licensed software available.
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