How to Disable Time Server Sync from AD after joining domain

luvsql 1 Reputation point
2021-09-01T12:58:47.44+00:00

We are eventually migrating to 100% cloud and AD Azure, however, we still have many new PCs joining our domain until then. As soon as we join a PC to our domain, the date/time becomes unedited to the user and is syncing to a local AD server for its time. 75% of our laptops never again connect with our local domain since they are out in the field and we do not use VPN (we are cloud-based for everything).

Our network admin says we cannot turn off this behaviour. Is there nothing we can do so when we join a PC to our domain, the time server remains as time.microsoft.com? They are also saying there are no GPOs doing this.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2021-09-01T18:00:07.553+00:00

    Might put those pc's in a separate OU and push a policy to them using the same NTP the PDCe uses.
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Windows Time Service

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