Friday, July 2, 2010

Configuring PDC Windows Time to sync to External source

For configuring PDC to sync the clock with external reliable Time source

Folowing registry keys needs to be edited:

1.  HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type

Change  NT5DS to NTP

2.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config\AnnounceFlags

Change 10 to 5

3.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\NtpServer

add the reliable time sources ,for example:

 time.windows.com,0x1

tock.usno.navy.mil,0x1

4.

Stop time service & start again

net stop w32time

net start w32time

if you don’t want to wait for time convergence

w32tm /resync /rediscover

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