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Windows Server 2022 – How to Sync Time from External Time Source?

This is a quick post showing how you can sync your domain controllers with an external time source like time.windows.com or ntp.pool.org. By default, all machines in the domain will sync time from the domain controller which is the internal time server. If you have more than one DC then time will sync from the DC that holds the PDC emulator FSMO role. To check which DC is the PDC emulator in your domain you need to run:

command in PowerShell like so:

Once the PDC emulator role is established there are a few commands we need to run in order for time to sync. These are (run on the PDC emulator in PowerShell):

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