A. You used to use the net time command to set the SNTP servers that a DC should synchronize time with, as in the following example:

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net time /setsntp:"server1.dom.com server2.dom.com server3.dom.com"  </p>

However, Microsoft has depreciated Net time by introducing the w32tm tool. You should use w32tm, with the syntax shown in these examples, to set the SNTP servers:

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w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:<list of time servers separate by comma><br>w32tm /config /update  </list></p>
These two examples show the use of the w32 command:

   
C:\>w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:ntp5.tamu.edu<p>C:\>w32tm /config /update  </p>

To force a client to update its time, run the /resync parameter with w32tm.