Re: Setting SBS2003 as NTP Time Server

From: Marina Roos [SBS-MVP] (
Date: 02/01/05

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 01:28:20 +0100

Hi Jonathan and Steve,

Smallbizserver.Net > SBS 2003 > Server issues > How to fix time
synchronization errors:

On the clients from the commandline:
net time /setsntp:servername
w32tm -once -v (for W2k)
w32tm /resync /nowait (for XP)

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"Jonathan" <> schreef in bericht
> Steve,
> I don't want to immediately jump on the "me too" bandwagon, however, I
> the exact same issue as yourself (aside from the clients, they are XP, SP2
> and W2K, SP4).  I have followed the same steps as you have and have
> at the same conclusion.  We can't get synced.  Lots of W32Time errors.
> I'm hoping someone can come up with an answer to this issue.
> Thank you.
> "Steve" wrote:
> > I have read many submissions about performance issues because of time
> > synchronisation, but have problems trying to configure my SBS2003 Std
> >
> > My clients (all xp/sp2) are not synching with the server, time service
> > problem computers are set to automatic but are not running.
> >
> > Everything that I try fails. Knowledge base articles lead to dead ends.
> >
> > When I enter the "net time" command, it can not find the server.
> >
> > When I enter the "net  time /setsntp:" to any of the published time
> > it says ok, but the "net time" command fails afterwards, can not find
> > time server.
> >
> > I want to ensure that the sbs2003 is synching with a time server, and
> > to know that all clients are synching with the sbs2003 server. Is there
> > simple way of doing this, then verifying that all is working, monitoring
> > the services are running on connected clients? Group Policy?
> >
> > Right now, it just looks like there are no functional time servers out
> > there, and that internal synchronisation is totally turned off.....
> >
> >