Issues with w32tm on AD network - NTP

This is a discussion on Issues with w32tm on AD network - NTP ; Ryan, Ryan Malayter wrote: > Active Directory is completely dependent on DNS. In fact, an Active > Dfirectory domain requires a DNS server that allows SRV records and > dynamic updates to even function. Active directory is generally not > ...

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  1. Re: Issues with w32tm on AD network

    Ryan,

    Ryan Malayter wrote:
    > Active Directory is completely dependent on DNS. In fact, an Active
    > Dfirectory domain requires a DNS server that allows SRV records and
    > dynamic updates to even function. Active directory is generally not
    > used for name resolution (with a few exceptions, such as specifying IP
    > ranges for AD sites to tweak the replication topology). Otherwise, DNS
    > supplies the name resolution layer for all Windows domain operations.

    [...]

    As already mentioned I'm not very familiar with AD, I've just done some
    basic tests with w32time vs. ntpd. So your comments make things much
    clearer.

    Thanks,

    Martin
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    Martin Burnicki

    Meinberg Funkuhren
    Bad Pyrmont

    Germany

  2. Re: Issues with w32tm on AD network

    Danny,

    Danny Mayer wrote:
    > Check out this PDF document:
    >
    >

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...MS-W32T%5D.pdf
    >
    > which seems to indicate that it uses RPC to get its list of time servers.


    thanks for the pointer. I'll have a look at it.

    Martin
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    Martin Burnicki

    Meinberg Funkuhren
    Bad Pyrmont
    Germany

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