How to setup time sync (NTP) on the DX8000.

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Issue

  • Setup the DX8000 as a NTP server or client.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX8000
  • NTP Server

Cause

Time drift on the DX8000.

Resolution

Configuring DX8000 that will be used as the NTP Time Server:

  1. Log in as the Admin.
  2. Go to File at the top left and select Exit.
  3. From the drop down menu select Exit to Windows.
  4. The default windows password is dx8000
  5. Go to Start > Run and type regedit
  6. Go to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters.
  7. Create a new string value:  NtpServer.  Under the value data, place the IP address of the Time Server (local PC).
  8. Modify "Type" string.   The data field should have: NTP
  9. LocalNTP should be set at 1 (default is 0).
  10. Period entry should be left at default (On boot up tries to sync every 45 seconds until successful and then syncs once every 8 hours).
  11. Exit Regedit.
  12. Go to START, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Services, Double click on Services.
  13. Find and open Windows Time.  Change the startup type to Automatic, and start the service.
  14. Exit the Services Window and reboot the recorder.

  

Configuring DX8000 as a NTP client:(point to a NTP Server)

  1. Log in as the Admin.
  2. Go to File at the top left and select Exit.
  3. From the drop down menu select Exit to windows.
  4. The default windows password is dx8000
  5. Go to Start > run and type regedit
  6. Go to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters.
  7. Create a new string value:  NtpServer.  Under the value data, place the IP address of the Time Server.
  8. Modify "Type" string.   The data field should have: NTP
  9. LocalNTP should be set at 0.
  10. Period entry should be left at default (On boot up tries to sync every 45 seconds until successful and then syncs once every 8 hours).
  11. Exit Regedit.
  12. Go to START, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Services, Double click on Services.
  13. Find and open Windows Time.  Change the startup type to Automatic, and start the service.
  14. Exit the Services Window and reboot the recorder