[Samba] Purpose of param. "time server" ?

Fernando Pintabona fernando at sertecnet.com
Mon Mar 29 14:25:35 GMT 2004

It is in fact for that.
NTP syncs time in Unix. "time server = yes" tells SAMBA to be a time
server for win workstations.
Then, you should use "net time \\server /set /yes" in netlogon scripts
to sync your workstations' time with the one of the SAMBA server.

Fernando P

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 16:22, M. Vancl wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to make a decision whether or not to install ntp server on my network
> in order to give time source to WinXP workstations. I found this parameter
> but I don't know how to employ it. I have got some unsure information about
> new functionality (other then ntp and 'net time' service) on WinXP (DC)
> server for setting clock on its workstations. Is it true ? And is "time
> server = yes" parameter on SAMBA intended for setting such functionality on
> it ? Unfortunately my trial with it was not successful. Can anybody help me
> ?
> Thanks
> M. Vancl

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