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Goals and Symptoms
How to configure a Windows Server PC to be an NTP server.
Facts and Changes
Causes and Fixes
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) in Windows can be configured to be a NTP server which will provide system clock information to other network client machines. This can be used to keep all machines on the network synchronized with the same system time. The following steps can be used to configure the Windows registry for NTP services.
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN EDITING THE REGISTRY. IF THESE STEPS ARE NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY, YOU MAY INADVERTENTLY ALTER SOMETHING WHICH CAN CORRUPT YOUR WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF THESE DIRECTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY
The next steps do not involve the Windows Registry, they will assist in determining the PHY that Windows will use for the NTP Server. Windows does not allow user selection of the Network Connection (Adapter or PHY) for W32Time\NtpServer, it will select the Connection based on the Network Adapters list in the Device Manager.
For the Windows machine that will act as the NTP Server, open the 'Device Manager' and expand on the machines Network Adapters:
Note: This restarts the NTP system time settings and loads the new registry values for your Windows server.