Configuring other machines to set their time from the NetManager
On all versions of Windows up until 2008R2 and Windows 7, you can use the
net use command:
net use /setsntp:netmanager
Alternatively, you can use the
w32tm command from (at least) XP onwards. You must use
w32tm on 2008R2:
w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:"netmanager" /syncfromflags:manual
On a Domain Controller, add
/reliable:YES to the end.
Generally machines which are members of an Active Directory domain will get their time from a Domain Controller, therefore you do not need to do this on each computer, just your Domain Controller.
- Log onto console as root (or from XenCenter, go to server console and type
- Choose Network and Management Interface and press RETURN
- Choose Network Time (NTP) and press RETURN
- Login as root if prompted
- Use the Add an NTP Server, Remove a Single NTP Server and Remove All NTP Servers options to alter the addresses of the NTP servers to use