How to Find an IP Address of an NTP Server

By Lysis

A network time protocol (NTP) server is a machine dedicated as the time sync server for all client computers. If your computer is set to sync with a time server on the network, your clock will show the same time as the server. When the administrator changes the time (for daylight savings), all client machines on the network will also update. This is beneficial for administrators who need to keep clocks in sync for applications and other desktop processes. You can view the NTP server IP address by first obtaining the NTP server from the machine and using the "ping" command.

Step 1

Click the Windows Start button and select "Run." Enter "cmd" into the text box and click the "OK" button. This opens the Windows command prompt.

Step 2

Type "Net Time /querysntp" into the command prompt and press the "Enter" key. This displays your NTP server settings. The name of the server is shown, but you can now use the "ping" command to retrieve the IP address.

Step 3

Enter "ping" into the command prompt and press the "Enter" key. Replace "" with the NTP server name displayed from step 2. The result shown is the IP address of the NTP server.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use the "ping" command to retrieve the IP address of other servers and client machines on the network.