Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Configuring the Windows Time Service

To configure Windows time service to use an internal hardware clock, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click on the registry subkey HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters.

3. In the right pane, right-click ReliableTimeSource, and then click Modify.

4. In Edit DWORD Value, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.

5. Locate and then click on the registry subkey HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters.

6. In the right pane, right-click LocalNTP, and then click Modify.

7. In Edit DWORD Value, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.

8. Quit Registry Editor.

9. At the command prompt, run the net stop w32time && net start w32time command to restart the Windows time service.

10. “Run the w32tm -s command on all computers other than the time server to reset the local computer’s time against the time server.”

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