Setting NTP settings on Windows Server

Here’s how to set your Windows server to sync its time with an NTP server.

  1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. Enter: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL
  3. Enter: net stop w32time
  4. Enter: net start w32time
  5. Initiate a sync: w32tm /resync
  6. Check the status: w32tm /query /status

You’re done! You can also now use this server as a time server for other devices on your network. Just follow the above steps and replace pool.ntp.org with your server’s IP address.

If your server is a VM, you may need to disable time syncing from your hypervisor. Otherwise, your sync efforts will be for naught, as the VM will keep syncing with its hardware host.

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