How-To: Windows Time Synchronization

How-To: Windows Time Synchronization

I tried to configure my windows desktop to synchronize with a test NTP server. This should be easy enough. Just go to Date and Time Properties -> Internet Time then check Automatically synchronize… and choose your NTP server. Mine however, flashed an error in synchronizing message.

Seconds after syncing another system with FC6 OS (ntpdate -u), which by the way worked instantly, we figured out the problem’s with my Windows settings. Here’s a quick fix (for personal/future use).

Open a command line and issue the ff. commands:

  1. w32tm /unregister
  2. w32tm /register
  3. net start w32time

If the service is not running, or you get an error trying to manually start Windows Time in the Services Tool, you may need to issue this command.

  • svchost -k netsvcs
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