"herba98" <hernanbatista@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Hi friends, I'm searching on the web about the w32time service issue
> but until now I haven't found a valid solution, right now I have a lot
> of Error/Warning on my system log (Event ID 29, Source w32time)
> mentioning ntpclient with can't obtain the time. Can I disable this
> service? or where can I review which are the sources of time
Which server are you getting the Evnet ID 29 on? Here is some info on this
Basically, the way it works in an AD domain environment, the PDC Emulator is
configured to time sync with an outside reliable time server, then all
machines in a domain will sync time from the PDC Emulator. To sync time from
the outside, port UDP 123 needs to be opened and traffic allowed to the PDC
Emulator. By default, everything else will work.
If you tried to alter it through the registry or GPOs, it can make
troubleshooting difficult. If you parse back in this and the AD newsgroup,
you can see the sort of problems that arise when trying to configure the
time service from its default settings by using the registry. One word of
advise, do not configure the time service using the net time command.
Please take a look at my blog on how it works, configure and troubleshoot
the Windows time service. I hope you find it helpful.
Configuring the Windows Time Service for Windows Server http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/arc...ws-server.aspx
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