Yes, you can get the Linux machines to sync with the Windows Domain Controller. Here’s how I did this in my environment:
- sudo apt-get install ntp (for Debian-based systems).
- yum install ntp (for Red Hat-based systems).
edit the /etc/ntp.conf file
Comment out the existing ntp servers:
# Use public servers from the pool.ntp.org project.
# Please consider joining the pool (http:/
<<add the fqdn of your server here >>>
Save and exit
restart/start the ntpd
Make sure that the ntpd starts up with server reboot:
chkconfig –levels 2345 ntpd on
force an update:
ntpdate -u <<ip address or fqdn of the domain controller >>
Verify that NTP is running properly:
That should do it.