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Setup NTP Time Server in a Domain Environment

When setting up your domain environment, you need to ensure that your domain computers are getting up to date time synchronization to avoid issues. In this posts, I will be showing you how to setup an NTP time server in a Windows 2008 R2 domain environment using the server that holds the FSMO roles with domain computers. Time Synchronization Flow: Domain Computer NT5DS—Domain Controller (PDC)NTP/123(UDP)—FirewallExternal NTP Server Setup Guide: 1. Configure DC (PDC) to sync with external source – Log onto the Domain Controller that holds the PDC role - click on Start\Run - Type regedit - click Ok – Locate each of the following registry keys and set the values as follows (Note: when changing the value select Decimal): [table id=15 /] – Run the command ‘Net Stop W32Time and Net Start W32Time’ Note: It may take sometime for the PDC emulator to sync with the NTP server.