Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to perform the NTP client configuration on Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to configure the NTP client on the domain computers.
• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7
Tutorial GPO – NTP client configuration
On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.
Create a new group policy.
Enter a name for the new group policy.
In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.
On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.
Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.
On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.
Access the folder named Time providers.
Enable the item named: Enable Windows NTP client.
Enable the item named: Configure Windows NTP client.
On the NTP client screen, perform the following configuration.
To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.
Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.
Tutorial GPO – Windows NTP client
On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.
In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.
After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.
During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.
On a remote computer, verify the NTP peers list.
Here is the command output.
Congratulations! You have used a GPO to configure the Windows NTP client.