High Accuracy Time Requirements in Windows

October 24, 2007

in AD, Microsoft, Server

Bob Drake of the Microsoft Directory Services team just posted a great article on High Accuracy W32 Time Requirements.  A recommended read to any AD administrator.

“Hello there. I’m Bob Drake from Microsoft’s Directory Services Team. Quite often we get inquiries on how to configure networks for high accuracy time needs.  In some cases, customers want the time accurate down to the second.  There are a lot of occasions where high accuracy is imperative (applications in the banking industry, air traffic control, and weather to name a few), so the purpose of this blog is to explain what the Windows Time service (W32Time) was designed to do, and why we recommend using other solutions if you require high accuracy time for your environment.”

Read the rest of the post here…

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