Quickly discover the NTP configuration on Windows

This is something I need to look up every time. Today I came across a commandline tool called: w32tm that I wanted to share.

Executing the command “w32tm /query /status” in a command prompt gives you the following information. This is in most scenarios more than sufficient.

C:\Users\user>w32tm /query /status
Leap Indicator: 0(no warning)
Stratum: 6 (secondary reference – syncd by (S)NTP)
Precision: -6 (15.625ms per tick)
Root Delay: 0.6088104s
Root Dispersion: 0.1670766s
ReferenceId: 0xAC110834 (source IP:
Last Successful Sync Time: 9/25/2014 12:59:23 PM
Source: <source>
Poll Interval: 14 (16384s)

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