Monthly Archives: December 2014

Admin Admin Podcast #014 – It’s All About Podcasts

This week is our Christmas and New Year special. We talk about our favourite podcasts and a lot more besides.

SysAdmin Podcasts

Linux Podcasts

Al’s Choice

Jerry’s Choice

Andy’s Choice

Admin Admin Podcast #013 – It’s All About NTP

This week we have a special guest, Simon, talking about NTP. And we discuss other stuff too, of course.

Timely stuff:

  • To view the time client configuration: W32tm /query /configuration (look at Type, will probably say NTP) and you can see which is your NTP server too.
  • To compare time between your local device and an NTP source: w32tm /stripchart /computer: target
  • To configure your PDC Emulator to use an NTP time source: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:<peers> /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update (taken from
  • How to use
  • How to reset the time service:
    • net stop w32time
    • w32tm /unregister
    • w32tm /register
    • net start w32time

Not timely stuff:

Admin Admin Podcast #012 – A Big Red Button

This week one of Andy’s customers has an idea to solve all our IT problems, Jerry goes round in loops and Al gives a drawing lesson.

The drawing of the Domain and Forest we talked about in the show