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    This article will review the settings required to configure Windows as a NTP time server.

    Note:

    If you are running VRM and have the Time Server enabled, you must disable the Time Server before performing the following.

    Article requirements:

    • Windows Server 2016/ Windows 10

     

    Step-by-step guide:

     

    1. Click on Start and then select Run. In the Run box enter gpedit.msc and click OK.

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    2. In the Group Policy window that opens, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Windows Time Service > Time Providers. You should then see 3 options:

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    3. Right click on “Enable Window NTP Server” and select "Edit". In the new page that appears, click the “Enabled” radio button, and then click on OK.

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    4. Click on the Windows Time Service folder in the Group Policy Window. Right click on the Global Configuration Settings option and select "Edit".

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    5. Select the Enabled radio button, then scroll down to the Announce Flags section. Adjust your Announce Flags to 5 from the default entry of 10 > OK

    This tells other systems that the time you are providing via the network is a trusted source.

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    6. Your Windows System will now provide NTP time

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