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Parameters\Type Subkey

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2



Data type Range Default value


NoSync | NTP | Nt5DS | AllSync

Nt5DS for computers joined to a domain; NTP for others


Specifies the type of time sources, if any, to which the computer synchronizes its time.


Value Meaning


Does not synchronize time.


Synchronizes time to the time sources specified in the Parameters\NtpServer entry.


Synchronizes time to the domain hierarchy.


Uses all synchronization mechanisms available.

Change Method

To change the value of this entry, use the command-line tool w32tm.exe (specifically, the command w32tm /config /syncfromflags). For more information about w32tm.exe, see Windows Server 2003 Help and Support Center.

Activation Method

To make changes to this entry effective, at the command line, type:

w32tm /config /update

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