Configuring NTP Server in Windows Server

The following method can be applied to configure an NTP server on a Windows server with primary domain controller (PDC).

Configuration via command prompt

net stop w32time

w32tm / config / / syncfromflags: MANUAL ( is preferred here)

net start w32time

Finally, let’s check out the change. It is seen that the change is reflected in the source section as follows.

w32tm / query / status
Leap Indicator: 0 (no warning)
Stratum: 3 (secondary reference – syncd by (S) NTP)
Precision: -6 (15.625ms per tick)
Root Delay: 0.0526345s
Root Dispersion: 7.8246287s
ReferenceId: 0xC332AB65 (source IP:
Last Successful Sync Time:
Poll Interval: 6 (64s)

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