| Installation Instructions
|Domain Time Server|
Please read the Installation Topics pages before installing.
In most cases, you'll want to use Domain Time Manager to install and configure Domain Time Servers and Clients remotely
across your network from your management workstation. If that's what you'd like to do, you can skip these installation instructions and read the
Network Rollout documentation instead.
It's also possible to use an existing installation of Server install to another machine remotely using the command-line. This option is for advanced users.
See the Command-line Options page for details.
If you use cloned OS images to install machines, please read this article from our knowledgebase
about configuring Domain Time properly on your clone image.
Hint: Run this command on any machine running Domain Time Server, even if the Windows Firewall is disabled.
If you will be installing Domain Time onto machines with AMD processors, we highly recommend you update your
processor drivers (a.k.a. PowerNow!) to the current version for your operating system available from AMD's website to avoid known hardware timing issues.
Please see this article from our knowledgebase for more info: KB2007.817.
domtimes.cpl on the command line)
- To install or upgrade Domain Time Server directly to a single machine from the
distribution setup files:
- Extract the files from the distribution file you downloaded to a blank folder and run the Setup program to install the program.
If you have an older version of Server installed, Setup will give you an upgrade option.
Your original configuration settings will be preserved during the upgrade.
- Start the Domain Time Server applet from the icon in the Windows Control Panel to configure it.
Note: On systems with User Account Control (UAC) enabled, you may need to Shift+Right Click and choose Run As... from the context menu to
launch the Control Panel applet. On Windows Server Core, type in
- Use the Obtain the Time property page to set Server to get the time:
- from local GPS Network Time Servers, Domain Time Servers, or from other reliable network time sources, or
- from an internal clock card (or if you don't have an external time source), choose the Do not set this machine's time checkbox.
- Use the Serve the Time property page to choose which protocols Server should provide to clients.
- If the machine is a Domain Controller, reboot to ensure the announce flags are advertising correctly (see NOTES: section above).
- Test your installation
- Click the Sync button on the Control Panel Applet.
- Click View Log button to see the service activity log. You should see messages indicating that the Domain Time service set its time correctly from
the time source(s) you selected and is now serving time to clients.
- Use Domain Time Manager to remove the program remotely.
- Or, use the Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) utility from the Windows Control Panel to remove the program.
- You may also use the original Setup program to remove the program. Run Setup and choose the Remove option.
- The program can also be uninstalled from the command-line. See the Command-line Options page for details.
Proceed to the Obtain the Time page
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