NET TIME \\<MACHINENAME> /SET /Y
NET TIME \\<IP Address> /SET /Y
On computers running Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 installed, an environment variable called LogonServer is set to the validating domain controller. The LogonServer variable can be used to load balance the time source responsibility by sending the following command:
NET TIME %LOGONSERVER% /SET /Y
For example, all servers in a resource domain may be required to synchronize their time with the master account domain's time source server or servers. Rather than synchronizing the time with the account domain's time source server, the client computer will synchronize time with the account domain's PDC.
A time source server advertises itself through the browser announcement. A Windows NT client or Windows 95 client should use the browse list to determine the time source server or servers available with which to synchronize time (this works as expected using NET TIME without the /DOMAIN switch).
A computer can be configured to be a domain time source server by adding the TIMESOURCE value (Reg_DWord) under the following registry key and setting the value to 1:
Article ID: 193825 - Last Review: Oct 31, 2006 - Revision: 1