Just to start off, love the site been lurking awhile now and been going through the missions, loving it a heap and learning so much! alot more enjoyable then spamming wasd all evening!
To my question...
I need to set up a NTP server (pref Windows but not compulsory) to regulate the network. This really wouldn't be an issue if the NTP port in our firewalls could be opened, however i have been told this is a no go! (down to security paranoia) So using a NTP server through the web is a no go. THe other two options i can think of is i put in a request to buy a NTP server or some sort of radio atomic clock... However for our requirements this is overkill, We are just running a large test lab so even if we are running at +-10secs it really doesnt matter as long as we are within +-1-2mins.
So i was hoping to use the internal clock on a dell poweredge 1850/1950, after scouring the web for a long time i have seen many solutions to various problems but i can't figure out how to apply it all to my situation. Does anyone have any idea how i might go about doing this? IS it even possible (im beginning to think it may not be).
Additionally the DC cannot be the NTP server as it is a VM (which is super shit at keeping time). So i need a seperate physical machine (the dell) to inform the DC of the time using its internal clock.
-- Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:52 pm --
Seems my question is drawing blanks, if i rephrase it in a simpler way maybe someone might be point me in the right direction...
Is it possible to configure a dell poweredge 1850 to uses it's internal clock as a way to hold time and then distribute it a stratum 1 time authority?