The first-level time servers are primarily intended to act as source time servers for second-level time servers. The first-level time servers may also be capable of providing mission-critical time services. Some first-level time servers may have a restricted access policy.
Second-level time servers are intended for general SNTP time service needs. Second-level time servers usually enable public access. We recommend that you use second-level time servers for typical SNTP time server configuration because they are usually located on a closer network that can produce faster updates.
We also recommend that you research any time server selection to make sure that it meets your specific time server requirements.
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- For the list of Stratum One time servers, go to the following website:
- For the list of Stratum Two time servers, go to the following website:
- For the list of NTP pool servers, go to either of the following websites:
Note Please read the "Rules Of Engagement" before you use the Stratum Two time servers list. To read the "Rules of Engagement," go to the following website:
Domain-joined member computers and application servers should be configured to synchronize time by using the domain hierarchy that is described in the "Domain Hierarchy-Based Synchronization" topic at the following Microsoft TechNet website:
To synchronize non-domain-joined (workgroup) workstations or servers, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
Article ID: 262680 - Last Review: May 19, 2017 - Revision: 2