time sync issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by stujol, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. stujol


    Mar 5, 2014
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    Using Windows XP SP2, we are trying to time sync the computer clock with an external time source.

    using regedit, we have changed the registry settings as per support.microsoft.com/kb/314054

    net stop w32time works sucessfully
    net start w32time works sucessfully

    w32tm /resync /rediscover returns the following message: the computer did not resync because no time date was available

    manual update of time via windows clock dialog box returns message: an error occurred getting the status of the last syncronisation. Element not found.

    we can ping the ip address of the external time server

    using w32tm /stripchart /dataonly /samples:5 /computer:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx returns valid time differences of +12.43 seconds.

    net time /setsntp:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - sucess
    w32tm /config /update - sucess
    w32tm /resync /rediscover - the computer did not resync because no time date was available

    time server is working, we have a number of other domains connected to the time server which are sync.

    im currently working on a windows xp computer, part of a workgroup, windows firewall disabled, which is physically connected via CAT5 cable to the time server.

    the computer is not connected to the internet so cant verify with different time servers.

    the stripchart command ip address of that of our time server, not local machine. so it seems our local computer and detect a correct time format from our time server as it identifying a +15 second offset.

    any help would be much appreciated.
    stujol, Mar 5, 2014
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  2. stujol


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    Elizabeth23, Mar 6, 2014
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