Time NTP

Sometimes I just forget and I need a cheat sheet.  Ya, ya time is relative.

Windows Time

w32tm /query /configuration
w32tm /query /peers
w32tm /query /status
Time /T


w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:"192. 192"
w32tm /stripchart /computer:NTPServerNameOrIP /dataonly /samples:x
net stop w32time

UNIX Flavours

ntpq -p

ntpdate <ip address>

vi /etc/ntp.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/ntp restart


ntpclient <ip address>
stopservice process_monitor
startservice process_monitor


I was helping a friend as he couldn’t figure out why a few of his servers didn’t sync. He got a little weirded out when I set time on a couple of servers manually and then sync’d. Time is relative so sometimes it’s best to fake it.

This can help though it’s best to find out why it’s drifting:

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