They both address the requirement of not allowing the cameras access to synch time over the internet. I mistakenly thought Windows Time SERVER was a server component (it isn't since Win2k), but there are some steps required for a standard windows computer to SERVE the time I found via Google.
I would be interested if anyone has any experience (positive or negative) relative to using Windows w32time instead of the NetTime app (which is third parry open source). I am currently using NetTime app due to my incorrect assumption above.
I will say I noticed the following stepping through the process to enable w32time on my Windows Pro Blue Iris machine:
- one default time server: time.windows.com seems you can change it to a different time server via Control Panel
- there are some articles related to troubleshooting w32time that mention some w32time versions won't query time properly from NTP timer servers.
- You may have to do a registry edit to turn your desktop machine into a time SERVER that will respond to camera SNTP requests
- I dont see anyway to configure multiple time servers in the Control Panel (in case your default time server is offline), might be available via the command line