Setting Windows Time Server for a WS12 DC

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    I used c:>ws32tm /config /manualpeerlist:”nameoftimeserver.com” /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

    at a command-line on a WS12 DC. When I look at the registry under HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW32TimeParameters, the “Type” key indicates NT5DS, which, I believe, means that the system will continue to look to itself (i.e. its own internal motherboard clock) for time sync. Since this is the PDC role-holder for the domain, our workstations/servers continue to be a couple of minutes off when compared to the rest of the world.

    Is there any harm in changing this to NTP, thus making the system look to the nameoftimeserver.com time server on the Internet?

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