Thursday, March 15, 2007

How to configure a Windows XP machine to sync with a Time Server.

Now, to enable a Windows machine to sync to this server, use this procedure. There are tons of different procedures out there, but this is the one that worked for me. Your mileage may vary.

Open a command line prompt (Start>Run>cmd>Enter) and type the following:

1- w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:,0x8 /syncfromflags:MANUAL
*where is the address of your time server

2- net stop w32time & net start w32time

3- w32tm /resync

If all is configured properly, your Windows system should sync itself with the time server, and if you open up your Time and Date properties, and click on the "Internet Time" tab, you will see that your system has sync'd with the new time server; it will show the time server's IP address, and the time at which is sync'd.