How to Synchronise your Clock with the Domain Controller

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 05 2011

This article descripes how you can synchronise your computers clock with either your Domain Controller or any other windows computer on your network.

The quickest way to synchronise your clock with the domain time, open a command prompt window and type:


To force a computer to synchronize its time with a specific computer, send the following command:



NET TIME \\<IP Address> /SET /Y

Where <MACHINENAME> is the domain controller computer name, or IP address.

See Also: NET TIME /Domain Will Not Sync Time with Domain Time Source Server


  1. Dann says:

    it works. Thanks.

  2. excellent, works! thanks

  3. Jos says:

    This resolved a regular “unable to connect” problem with network printer connected to the non-syncronized station. Lot of thanks.

  4. vol123 says:

    Hi Steve! +100500 Thanks for the post!!! It help me syncronise time between Samba4 DC and M$ Windows7 domain computers.

  5. Lohit says:

    Its works for me 🙂

  6. it works like charms thanks

  7. I.T.Steve says:

    works great and fixed some certificate issues we were having!

  8. Martin says:

    Thanks for the post!
    On windows 7 I had to add /SET to the first domain to get it to perform the synchronization. (otherwise it just prints the time).

  9. thank you so much it work =)

  10. Paul R says:

    Interesting. I was having issues with the w32tm command on Server2016 connected to a 2008R2 domain.
    I thought net time was deprecated but tried it anyway and worked like a charm!

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