How to set time server (server 2008, SBS2011 & 2012)

  1. First, locate your PDC Server. Open the command prompt and type: netdom /query fsmo
  2. Log in to your PDC Server and open the command prompt.
  3. Stop the W32Time service: net stop w32time
  4. Configure the external time sources, type: w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:0.pool.ntp.org
  5. Make your PDC a reliable time source for the clients. Type: w32tm /config /reliable:yes
  6. Start the w32time service: net start w32time
  7. The windows time service should begin synchronizing the time. You can check the external NTP servers in the time configuration by typing: w32tm /query /configuration
  8. Check the Event Viewer for any errors.
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