[Samba] Network Time problems with Windows 2k

Chris Smith chris at realcomputerguy.com
Tue May 6 14:08:17 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 06 May 2003 09:14, Ross Anderson wrote:
> Because of repeated network problems, the time service has not been able
> to find a domain controller to synchronize with for a long time. 

Not a Samba issue. Windows Time Service is looking for an NTP (SNTP, NNTP) 
server. The NT4 like NetBIOS type time server that Samba can be allows the 
time to be synched with the "net time" command and not this service. Either 
set up an NTP server and direct the clients to it or place the proper net 
time command in a logon script. The biggest problem with the "net time" style 
is that if the users aren't admins it will fail on the Win2k/XP boxes, so 
basically I reserve its use only for the non-NT based Windows.

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