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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Windows Based NTP Server

So, I'm in need of a Windows (2003) based NTP server that's pretty good and cheap. We've gone through the process of using the AD controllers to control the time on all the clients. However, I'm unable to get my Cisco routers/switches to sync to them. Although they are time servers, it appears not necessarily NTP or even SNTP based.

To clarify, the product needs to be a server - not a client (although that is optional) that supports NTP version 3. Any input will be appreciated. google found a bunch of sntp servers, which are no good for me right now. Don't really want to setup the Cisco devices to use SNTP if possible.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 01:59 PM
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I always just set the PDC operations manager server and the cisco devices to use the same internet time source.

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Ah, so what you're doing is sync'ing directly to a public NTP server. We COULD do that, I think. I need to check if that is SOCKS/other crappy acredidation stuff compliant. For the mean time I've opened a TAC case. NTP should be a breeze, is with *nix, but should work with Windows as well.

For shits and giggles I config'ed SNTP and that failed as well. The TAC case is to confirm 100% what exactly W2003 can and can not do as far as being an NTP server. Guess I could just do a data capture, but I'm lazy. Also, the damned debugs indicate everything is good to go and the server logs look good too. So I'm quite confused. SNTP and NTP both use port 123 I think, so one of them SHOULD work....in theory.

This at the level of configuring a static route and it's not working...pisses me off and I'm embarassed.

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If you are using 2k3 instead of doing the reg hacks to the w32time service you need to modify the Domain Controller GPO to point to the external time source. This will sync your DCs to the external source and the desktops and member servers will sync from them. A reboot of your PDC may be required (by PDC I mean the server holding the PDC FSMO role).

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Alright, I'm not insane. Microsoft's version of NTP/SNTP is not RFC compliant and won't work with Cisco (or other compliant devices) devices. You're forced to setup *nix, buy a solution or sync with a public server. We're going to setup a *nix server and call it the day.

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