How to configure Windows Time Synchronization (w32tm.exe) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 PDC

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This article explains how to configure your Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Primary Domain Controller to syncronise time with an external time source.

Note: In an active directory, all member computers will sync time with the PDC, so you only need to setup an external time source on the PDC.

Open an elevated command prompt and type the following:
Note: this is for switzerland. More NTP names can be found here: http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.ch.pool.ntp.org 1.ch.pool.ntp.org 2.ch.pool.ntp.org 3.ch.pool.ntp.org" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time

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w32tm /config /update
w32tm /resync
w32tm /resync

You can run W32tm /resync on member computers to sync time with the PDC.

Links

Configure the Windows Time service on the PDC emulator in the Forest Root Domain

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