Configure Authoritative Time Server in Windows

If an authoritative time server has not been configured for a Windows domain then each of the individual servers (and workstations) in that domain will attempt to set their time from Microsoft–which isn’t always a reliable source. As a result, machines could all have different times set on them, and be out of sync–which is a whole other set of issues.

When we configure an authoritative time server, we want to configure the domain controller acting as the PDC emulator to access a reliable external time service. I use the time servers from  After the PDC emulator has been configured, then all other internal servers should get their time from that server.

Utilize these two references to configure time synching for a Windows domain…

Good luck.


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