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Q: windows 2000 synch clock with internet time server

i used the
net time /setsntp:time-nw.nist.org
net stop w32time
net start w32time
commands in my command prompt window, restarted, did everything, but my clock doesnt seem to update at all...i've set the time 1 hr and some random minutes ahead, and it doesnt change...anybody know how to get it to work?

[edit] i've realized that theres another code used...its
w32tm –once
where that goes between the
net stop w32time
net start w32time
but that doesnt seem to do anything either...

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Wondering if anyone has any suggestions....

I lost the time zone selection in my clock. I have scoured the net and have not found anything.


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How do you show the Internet Time tab on a 2000 server? I enabled NTP in the registry on both 2000 and 2003 servers, but the Internet Time tab only shows on the 2003 servers. I made these reg changes:



1. Change the server type to NTP. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\
c. In the right pane, right-click Type, and then click Modify.
d. In the Edit Value dialog box, under Value data, type NTP, and then click OK.

2. Set AnnounceFlags to 5. To do this, follow these steps
a.. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config\
a. In the right pane, right-click AnnounceFlags, and then click Modify.
b. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, under Value data, type 5, and then click OK.

3. Select the poll interval. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient\
b. In the right pane, right-click SpecialPollInterval, and then click Modify.
c. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, under Value data, type TimeInSeconds, and then click OK. Note TimeInSeconds is a placeholder for the number of seconds that you want between each poll. A recommended value is 900 Decimal. This value configures the... Read more

A:Internet Time Tab - Server 2000

I did a search on the MSKnowledge base and got this page it might be of some help


You can do further searches to narrow down your query

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This started because I had to pull the battery on my motherboard to reset the CMOS, which solved the initial problem I was having, but now Windows Update doesn't work, giving me the Code 80072F8F error, which Windows helpfully tells me is because "your computer's date and time might not be the same as the date and time for the online Windows Update service."

So, I manually updated the date/time and tried again.

No dice.

I then attempted to do a Internet Time Synch and got the extremely helpful error message, "An error occurred."

I tried all of the time servers automatically provided by Windows.

Same error.

I then looked up a list of time servers and manually input the one closest to my physical location.

Same error.

I then opened up a command prompt and tried manually stopping, unregistering, registering and starting the Time Service.

The error persists.

From searching, it seems like this a (fairly) common problem, but at this point, I seem to have exhausted the "solutions" that I've found so on the web.

How do I get the time synch and, more importantly, Windows Update, working again?



A:Code 80072F8F / Internet Time Synch Error

Hello, see if you can do a system restore to another date

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Hi everyone
Since the daylight savings happend I get 2 different time on my Windows 2000 server Domain Controller. I attach a file picture below. I manually adjust the time on the server and it looks ok but when I run a command it gives me 2 different times. This is the command I ran.

Net time
Any ideas how to solve this?

A:Windows 2000 server DST wrong time

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Hi - I have a windows 2000 server machine and about 3 days ago i started noticing that the clock on the machine running slower than true time - overnight the clock would fall 3-4 hours behind actual time. This morning i find the server restarting itself without warning every 20-30 mins - Pls assist. The system is also quite slow and unresponsive.

Have also noted error 'ASR detected by system ROM' in the Server Logs

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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?

A:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from www.winmag.com:
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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I have a computer which seems to have the BIOS Hardware RTC broken (Time in bios gets reset to the same value every time the computer is shut down, battery has been replaced and is ok).
Windows always has the wrong time when booting and if the windows clock is changed, after some time it somehow syncs again with the hardware clock and getting wrong time again.
Is there some scheduled task, which does the second time sync? I want to set this computer up to get the time from time.windows.com or some other ntp server at boot and completely ignore the hardware clock. The computer always has a steady internet connection
and is not a part of a AD domain, just a simple machine to do office stuff and browse the web.

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I was trying to sync Windows time with Internet timer Server. I was following this tutorial : Time Synchronization - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

For the first option, I couldn't couldn't find the necessary options.

For the second option, I've already set my settings right.
But, still my windows 8 time was showing wrong.

I had to change my BIOS time to make the necessary change to Windows time.

So, what happened here. Can windows 8 override BIOS time? or How can I set Windows time to Internet time server even if my BIOS time is wrong.

Thank you for your help.

A:Synchronize windows time with internet time server.

Yes the OS can override the BIOS time. It uses UTC to update. Check your time zone in Date & Time tab, to see if that is why your time is off.

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Even though I have reset the virtual's clock, and UNticked the option to take time from the internet, moments after I reset it, it reverts to "it's own" incorrect time. How can I lock-in the time to the correct value ?

A:Virtual PC irreversibly out of synch with Win7's clock

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The computer clock in my Windows 7 b7100 installation has been gaining about 30 seconds per day. I have tired setting the clock in Win7 to synchronize with time.windows.com and 4 different government servers. But with each set individually, the system clock never seems to be updated, and gains time every day.

In the past few weeks I've tried going to this registry:


And changing the default value of 604800 for the DWORD 'SpecialPollInterval' to 86400 (1 day) and 3600 (1 hour). But the system never synchronized the time after waiting 1 day and 1 hour respectively. I have to do it manually every day with Win7's 'Date and Time' > 'Interent Time' > Change Settings' > 'Update Now'.

This same system has never had any problem with synchronizing time with installations of Windows XP and Windows Vista in the past.

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this?


A:Clock gains time with synchronized Internet Time set

I know it's a long shot, but have you checked your BIOS?

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time.windows.com errors and time.nist.gov is an hour slow. are there any servers that actually work?

edit: woops.. i had the wrong timezone... sorry

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I have a 4 year old computer that runs perfectly, except when I turn it off at night and then back on the next day, I loose a few hours on the time date at bottom of screen. I ajust each time I use it but the same thing happens each time I turn it off. Could it be the clock battery or ? My operating system is Windows XP Home
Thanks Lc

A:Windows XP time/date clock looses time after shut down.

Welcome to TSG...A bad CMOS battery will cause your machine to lose time. If the system is four years old, you're eligible for that issue...also, if the system has spent any lengthy amount of time (weeks or more) unplugged from AC power, it's more likely to happen.

Next reboot (after leaving it overnight), enter BIOS (setup) and see if the time there is slipping as well.

The battery itself (if that's what's bad) is cheap to replace...less than five bucks.

Please give us some specs on the hardware-make, model, etc.-and we can help you with battery replacement instructions.

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I've a windows 2000 server running Active Directory, 5 workstations running on the same network and an ISDN rooter that’s used to connect to the Internet. For some unknown reason the server is making Internet calls every 5 minutes. I've been told it may be related to DNS and the Active directory but I’ve been unable for find a reason/solution. Can anyone suggest why the server is making such routine connections and how can it be prevented? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 2000 server making unnecessary internet calls.

I may be way out in left field on this, but is it possible you have unknowingly installed a gator?

Do a search for gator.com. If it resides anywhere, it may be running at startup, and continually attempting to access the internet.

Good Luck,

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Hi, First time on' so please guide me if I slip up.
My original 40G Western Digital hard drive died and was replaced with a new 80G WD HDD and reinstalled WinXP Home edition with all the appropriate updates. While every thing else is functioning ok, there are two problems when the PC sits idle for long periods (one or more hours) and when the Power Options are set to 'Turn off Monitor' and 'Turn off Hard disks'. The first is that after an idle period I must reboot each time to get my DSL connection activated and the second is that clock in the system tray loses up to four hours on the hour digit only and requires resetting each time. The only conflict on my PC exists in the Internet Properties Dialog box under '(!) Phishing filter' and I cant relate that to the problem.

A:Internet and time clock failure after reinstall

It sounds like 2 issues exist.

One is that after the reinstall, the default power saving options are also turning off your network adapter (hence the need to reboot), the other is that the time zone is set incorrectly, hence the 4 hour difference whenever Windows does it's automatic time update against a time source.

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i have 2 problems. the clock on my computer doesnt keep time, i have tryed syncing it and it adjusts the time but it doesnt stay that way. it will go from 12.59 back to 12.00 for example. and when i turn my computer back on it will stay at the same time as i turned it off, it doesnt keep real time and the date doesnt adjust on the calender gadget when i adjust the date.

second problem is my internet disconnects every hour or so and i have to reconnect it myself, i dont know much about computers so if you could provide a simple step by step process to correct these problems it would be much appreciated.

A:clock not keeping time and internet disconnecting

A computer that looses time is caused by the CMOS battery on the motherboard which needs replacing. This may cause your other problem as well.
How to change the CMOS battery in your Desktop Computer - YouTube

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My internet speeds (dial-up) don't seem to be THAT slow (currently 44 kbps), but pages are taking a long time to load up. Also, the clock loses an hour every few days for no apparent reason.

Last night chkdsk ran before I could get into Windows and seemed to delete several things.

I'm running Window XP SP2, PC is 3.04GHz processor 1.5 GB RAM.

HijackThis Log follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:37:52, on 19/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Ex... Read more

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Just curious if anyone has an estimate as to how long SQL Server 2000 SP3a takes to install (all three components).
I realize this will vary based on numerous factors that I don't want to get into but I'm just looking for a roundabout number like 10 minutes (ya, right!), 6 hours, or 24 hours (sure hope not!) - somewhere in between? I really don't need specifics.

Maybe a better question is how long did it take any of you to install SP3a.


(miss you all!)

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This is a spoofing vulnerability that exists in the affected products and that could enable an attacker to spoof trusted Internet content. Users could believe they are accessing trusted Internet content when in reality they are accessing malicious Internet content, for example a malicious Web site. However, an attacker would first have to persuade a user to visit the attacker’s site to attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
Affected Software:

• Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 2

Note The following software programs include Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (ISA Server 2000). Customers using these software programs should install the provided ISA Server 2000 security update.

• Microsoft Small Business Server 2000

• Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition



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I get an error message when trying to synchronise the clock with an internet time server. Either the operation times out or otherwise fails to connect to the server.

I have tried disabling the Firewalls to no avail.

Any ideas of a resolution or what I can try?


A:Solved: Error message when trying to update clock from internet time sever

Chose a different location from the drop down box. Windows 8 here and I have 5 locations to chose from.

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i have a printer shared on a windows xp professional machine.... when i try to connect to it i get this message : server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

i have googled and the results indicated that i should check the clocks to ensure they are all synchronized on all three computers involved: the computer the share is on, the computer attempting to connect to it and the domain controller.

however the problem remains.. can anyone assist?

A:server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

Check dates too?

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how do i go about fixing the problem of the laptop not keeping proper time. when i change the time element (through the date / time icon, it changes to another time after being shutdown for a period of time ( e.g. after an hour or so ). is it that the battery needs replacing ( if so please advise ) or is it some other solveable problem?

A:time out of synch on laptop

The most probable is the internal battery (Lithium, coin-like). Be EXTREMELY CAREFULL if your laptop is an IBM, if you attempt to change it by yourself you can get an unusable lap....

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My wife just bought a Visor Prism and we're having trouble with the first sync. I use Win95.

While installing the Prism software I get the following error message: "The selected port, Not Found, is not available at this time. Hot Synch Manager will open the port when it becomes available." Then "Setup could not start HotSynch Manager. You will have to synch once the setup is complete."

When I press the hot synch button on the serial cradle, the Prism says, "Connecting with the desktop using Direct USB/Serial cradle." It fails to synch and then stops with "The connection between your handheld computer and the desktop could not be established. Please check your setup and try again." No window opens on the desktop.

When I check the setup in HSMgr, I uncheck the USB, leave the Serial connection. The port is set at Com1. I set the port at Com4 and have tried lowering the connection speed. It doesn't give me an option for Com2.

I have an internal modem that was using Com2, I have disconnected it so that Control Panel/Modem shows no listing.

My device manager under Com Ports shows Com1 and Com4 and LPT1, under the modem it says Parallel cable on LPT1 and Serial cable on Com1. There are no conflicts showing. Currently there are no exclamation marks either, though during software installation it balked while looking for a driver. It also shows ?Other Devices/?Unsupported Device (I think this is the cradle.)

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I am using Domino 7.0.2 and need to connect to a mail filtering service to synch users from the domino directory via LDAP. The tech I worked with does not know anything about Domino and could not help me.

From the Domino console, I get this:
tell ldap show
LDAP Server: Listening on TCP/IP port 389
LDAP Server: Anonymous access over TCP/IP is ENABLED
LDAP Server: Name/Password (simple) authentication over TCP/IP is ENABLED
LDAP Server: Enforce server access checking is DISABLED
LDAP Server: Maximum entries returned = 0
LDAP Server: Time limit for search = 0 seconds
LDAP Server: Minimum characters needed for wild card = 1
LDAP Server: Default revision (1) of Distinguished Name Parsing is enabled
LDAP Server: Return UTF8 results to LDAPv2 clients is ENABLED
LDAP Server: Maximum referral URLs returned is 1
LDAP Server: When there are multiple instances of an entry then Don't Modify Any
LDAP Server: Schema enforcement is ENABLED
LDAP Server: Automatic FT indexing of domino directories on service startup is DISABLED
LDAP Server: Alternate language information processing is DISABLED
LDAP Server: Require distinguished name on bind is DISABLED
LDAP Server: Activity log truncates attribute values at 4096 bytes
LDAP Server: Activity logging is DISABLED
LDAP Server: Dereferencing Aliases on search requests is DISABLED

I don't know anything about LDAP or what a BaseDN is. However I do know my way around Windows and AD. Can anyone explain in plain language what needs to be done... Read more

A:Need help with LDAP synch with Donimo server 7.0.2

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the clock on my windows taskbar has started repeatedly falling ten minutes behind time. when i correct the time, it reverts back to ten minutes behind time. this computer is only three months old, so i dont think it is a battery problem. any ideas? thanks for your help.

A:windows clock behind time

You're correct...3 months is a little too soon for a CMOS battery to start losing its edge...


...that looks to be the case. It's about the best guess you can ever have for a problem like this...after all...some things are defective out of box (including CMOS batteries).

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Hello Sir,
Please guide me through the process of changing Administrator Password of Windows 2000 Server (Where SQL 2000 Server is running having Mixed mode Authentication, with blank SA password). I have once changed it from logon screen (by pressing ctrl+alt+del). But after that my SQL server stopped running (I had blank password for SQL). I couldnot fix the error.

Please tell me both the process, to be followed, while changing Windows 2000 Server password, when the SA password of SQL is (1) Blank (2) is not Blank. Please tell me is there any step to be taken in SQL 2000 Server, after changing the password of the Windows 2000 Server Administrastor?

With alot of good wishes and thanks in advance,

Barun Kumar Tiwari

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I have checked the Bios clock and it has the correct time when I boot my computer in the morning and so does my Windows clock (which is synchronized to my network) but by 5 P.M. my Windows clock is 11 minutes fast. I have used SPYBot and it doesn't detect anything. Can someone help please.

A:Windows 2000 clock speeds up 11 minutes daily

A colleague of mine said maybe it's the Evil Empire's fault "Microsoft" and then it hit me, I'm connected to multiple servers Novell and Microsoft, sure enough when I checked the Microsoft Server it was 11 minutes fast!

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I have a brand new custom built computer, pretty good hardware, and i have had this problem with the timer being laggy, ie. The clock runs slow, but resets itself to the correct time on reboot, (the time in bios does not lag, it is fine) when 15 seconds pass on my computer, it has been 1 minute 15 seconds on my stopwatch.

so my computers time is about 1/5 of the normal time, and the issue isn't just with the clock, with any timers, ie, animations, any counters, for example on my websites i build if i have a timeout for like 5 seconds, it will take 25 seconds, so it's something to do with the windows timer, i have seen other people with the same problem but i haven't found any solutions.

*I have the newest bios for my motherboard
My computer specs are:
*ASUS M4A785-M
*1TB hitachi 7200rpm
*4gb DDR2 corsair Ram
*AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4Ghz
*GeForce DDR5 GTX 480

Update: 60 seconds on my computer took 4 minutes 58 seconds on my stop watch.

A:Windows 7 64bit clock/time lag

This seems to be very common with AMD Phenom running on Asus MB's with 64 bit OS. Some have solved it by turning off C1E in BIOS. Some have had luck flashing the BIOS to a newer version if available. Some have even just switched to another time server.

I'd start with switching the time server. Then try turning C1E off. If that does it, see if you have the latest BIOS. If there is an update, you can then try C1E again. Good luck. A Guy

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I have a dual boot system between ubuntu and Windows 7 -- now 10.

When I run ubuntu and then switch to Windows my time of day clock is off by 4 hours. It appears that the hardware clock gets switched to UTC when I leave ubuntu. Is it possible to tell window that the hardware clock is actually set to UTC?

A:Time of day clock changes between Windows and ubuntu

I had the same issue it's pretty easy to fix on Linux's side,
Linux Mint Forums ? View topic - "Solved" Clock 6 hours advanced switching back to win-7

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I have 6 computers in a workgroup that need to be synchronized to a workgroup server.  The server is a virtual Win 7 running on a Windows 10 host.  Neither the server or client computers have internet access.  I started the process by configuring
the host to use its CMOS clock as its time source, which seems to have worked. The client computers are not virtual and can communicate with the Win 10 host as I am able to RDP to the host from the clients.  I made the following registry key changes to
get that accomplished.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






<-------End of REG file------->
After applying these changes, I ran the following 'w32tm /config /update /syncfromflags: NO 

I get a message that the command is successful.

These changes are based on the following post:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/04865e36-d43d-4167-a07d-9f28fd4f22fa/how-do-you-configure-windows-time-synchro... Read more

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I have checked the Bios clock and it has the correct time when I boot my computer in the morning and so does my Windows clock (which is synchronized to my network) but by noon my Windows clock is 11 minutes fast. I have used SPYBot and Adware and they don't detect anything. Can someone help please. I posted this yesterday on the Security Forum and recieved no response.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 2000 clock speeds up 11 minutes daily

maybe you live in an area that is faster than everybody else?

only things I can think of is that a) you have a third party application that is messing with the clock or b) something is wrong with your hardware.. I did a little searching on the web and couldn't find any quick fix except this http://www.snsware.net/xptimesync/ if it is the hardware issue..

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Hi all, i have an issue with the clock on my machine reading the wrong time
Machine is running a newish (less than 12months) gigabyte mobo with uefi bios, i have checked the bios and the time is correct there
I am in the right time zone but every few days the clock will go a few minutes out of sync seemingly getting more out the more days pass, i have been into time and date settings and if i click update internet time the clock will go to the correct time but will display this

i have tried all servers and all give the same result, clock will go correct then over coming days will start to creep out of time a few minutes at a go

I would like to resolve this as it is an office machine networked to others running printer and storage shares and i am concerned if the time goes out it may give issues (already had some issues not sure if related to this)

Any thoughts or views gratefuly received

A:Windows clock going out of time, sync errors

Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly

Hi all, i have an issue with the clock on my machine reading the wrong time
Machine is running a newish (less than 12months) gigabyte mobo with uefi bios, i have checked the bios and the time is correct there
I am in the right time zone but every few days the clock will go a few minutes out of sync seemingly getting more out the more days pass, i have been into time and date settings and if i click update internet time the clock will go to the correct time but will display this
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i have tried all servers and all give the same result, clock will go correct then over coming days will start to creep out of time a few minutes at a go

I would like to resolve this as it is an office machine networked to others running printer and storage shares and i am concerned if the time goes out it may give issues (already had some issues not sure if related to this)

Any thoughts or views gratefuly received

At the elevated command prompt (with administrator privileges), type the following command

1. Type "w32tm /debug /disable" and press 'Enter' (net stop w32time gave an Error 5 Access denied response!)

2. Type "w32tm /unregister" and press 'Enter' (without using the first command the second did not work!)

you should get the response " W32Time successfully unregistered"

3. Type "w32tm /register" and press 'Enter'

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The clock on my PC was somehow lagging behind the real time by about 5 minutes, so I manually changed the time to what it should have been.

However, now many programs which are synced to the computer time such as Skype and Last.fm won't work because of the synchronisation issues.

I tried to resync to the Internet time servers in the drop down menu in the Date and Time setting, however I received an error message for all of them. I also tried system restore but that didn't take me back to the old clock time.

Basically I'd like to set and synchronise my clock to the correct time and have all the programs which were synchronised with my computer clock running properly again. Can anyone help?


A:Clock time issues on Windows Vista

The time-b.nist.gov server just worked for me.

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Following windows updates on Wed my pc wouldn't start any more and I had to factory rset it and lose 14 years od data unless my cloud storage system will work which it wont at the moment.

One problem I have is my windows clock is showing 10 hours ahead and tomorrows date despite being in the correc time zone - gmt - can anyone help please?

A:Wrong time on clock after windows re-install

Hello Maverick,

If you manually change the time to be correct, does it stay that way?

I would also recommend to check what the time is set as in BIOS to see if that may be off, and to synchronize the time in Windows 7.

Hope this helps,

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HI, I am running Windows 7 64-bit, Service pack 1. I recently began a new job and a softphone was installed on my computer via IT support. I had no problems with the time. Yesterday when troubleshooting some problems with the software, the IT guy mentioned I had a couple of Windows updates that needed to be installed. After we disconnected (time was still current and correct at this point), I installed the updates and rebooted. Later that evening, I noticed that my time was 1 hour off. I went in and manually changed the time and it was fine. About 20 minutes later, it had reset itself back to 1 hour ahead. This time I went in and chose a different server and had it re-sync itself with that new server. I reset the time and about 30 minutes later, I noticed it had changed itself again. I am not certain when it is doing it, but it does do it. This time, I went in and made myself mountain time and corrected the time. I thought stupidly that if it was boosting itself an hour ahead of CST that maybe it would rectify itself if I moved to Mountain time. Nope, again it set itself to the time of EST. No matter what time zone I chose, it is going to reset itself to whatever time EST is. It doesn't change the zone, just the time. I rebooted and checked my BIOS time. I was incorrect but I corrected it. I rebooted again and the BIOS time was correct and is still correct. No matter what I do, that time will change about 15 to 20 minutes after I manually change it.

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A:[SOLVED] Problem with Windows Time Clock

Set the time in your router also.

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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Currently we are on an NT network with a few 2000 servers tossed in. Today I learned that the plan is to migrate everything to Linux. Lets assume that this only applies to the servers and that the users will still operate with 98/nt/2000/xp. What are your thoughts on this?

I put this in this forum for a reason. Because I'd rather get the advice from 2000 and 2003 experts who know what Linux cannot replace than to hear the Linux fanboys and anti-Microsoft activists praise it to the high heavens.

What would your concerns be if this was done on your network? What problems have you encountered if you'd tried this? Or what successes? Know of any businesses that have done this successfully?

A:Is Linux ready to replace Windows 2000 server and 2003 server?

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IP Network: Dhcp server works fine. (CISCO ROUTER)

Windows 200o servers, Windows 2000 clients (up to dated, sp4, rollup1 etc) IS6sp1

Some pc's with IP dhcp , works ok
Some pc's with fixed IP, works ok

After changing fixed IP on a client to dhcp-IP, the client can not find the DHCP server.
change back to fixed IP, PC works fine again.

DHP server and other DHCP clients still working fine

Local Area connection status: only outgoing packets, no incoming.

reboot, or ipconfig /renew no solutions

Does someone know this problem ?

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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 lists the steps necessary for ISA Server to function properly on computers running Windows Server 2003. It includes information that an administrator needs to know for setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and installations upgraded from the Windows 2000 Server family.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1




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I have a desktop Dell Inspiron 530 XP SP3 that was gaining time and dropping my internet connection often.  It's about 10 years old, so I figured it was past time to change the CMOS battery and did so.  
When I restarted, I attempted to synchronize with adjust date/time.  It informed me that Windows could not synchronize for security reasons because my date did not match and to adjust the date and try again.  Sure enough, I hadn't noticed but the date was reading 2007.  So, I manually adjusted to both the correct date and correct time and tried again and got the same message.  So then I went into BIOS setup.  BIOS showed both the correct date and time.  
This isn't a big issue at this point, I guess, because the time in both BIOS and on my desktop are showing the correct date and time and I no longer seem to be gaining time or dropping my internet connection since I replaced the battery, and I can manually adjust the date and time.  However, it bothers me that I cannot seem to synchronize with an internet time server because it keeps saying that the date does not match.  I have tried various time servers including pool.ntp.org.  Any ideas would be very welcome.

A:Time synch tool doesn't work after replacing CMOS battery

Have you reset the computers time?  If it is off many things being time dependent will not work.  AV's and security programs will not update! Just in case right the time and date in the task bar and set it to current date and time. 

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I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :

Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:


As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server


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This is sort of an elementary problem compared to some of the others being posted so if there is no urgency, I can understand. But here is my very small dilemma:

I think there is something wrong within my date and time properties or something because it seems as if my clock in the bottom right corner is displaying 23:32 instead of just showing 11:32 Like a 24 hr clock. Is there a way to make it go back to the way it normally does, or is that something that was supposed to happen or what? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Clock Problem (date and time properties)

Control Panel >> Regional and Language options >>> Customize >> Under "Time" >> Select "h:mm:ss tt"

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It's many time that in my windows xp my clock is crazy. It shows the date of about one month before and also the hour is not correct. If I correct date&hour when I turn off my computer and turn on again my date&time changes. If I do the automatically syncronizations with a time servers it says there is an error. (I've tried already many different servers founded on-line). I don't think it is the battery of my PC because if yes my time should be about the same everytime I turn on the pc, but it's not this, it changes everytime in a different/wrong parameters. Do you know some help?

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The problem:
The windows clock goes periodically out of sync.
I noticed this happening mostly when I restart the computer (though I have not been able to pin down the exact recurrence).
I tried a number of fixes, but what mostly strikes me as odd, and possibly indicative of the actual problem, is that if I manually change the clock to the real time, and I go for example to sites like time.is, the site tells me that my clock is out of sync.
If I use the internet sinchronization of windows the clock goes to a strange hour (for example now is 13:44, and internet sinchronization sets the clock at 22:47), but time.is tells me that my clock is right, even though it clearly isn't, and it gives an hour very different to that of the site.

Possible cause:
I admit I may have inadvertently caused this problem, as it appeared after a few days ago for a couple of reasons I messed around with registry keys related to the time.
In particular I changed the value of the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\W. Europe Standard Time\Dynamic DST
for example adding a 2015 key that wasn't there and seemed to be required in the installation of Microsoft Office.
I think I reverted the changes I made, but I may have missed something.

Some fixes that do not work:
I tried following the suggestions on this sevenforums post.
Unfortunately it doesn't work, here is the terminal's output:

A:Windows clock regularly changes itself to a random (?) date/time

If the cause is the registry, it cannot be fixed using normal methods. If it were me, I would uninstall and then install again. Also if it is the registry, system restore would correct the problem.
Good luck

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Windows XP: My Windows clock is stuck on military (24-hour) time. How do I change it back?

A:Solved: Windows Clock Stuck on Military Time

Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. On the Regional Options display click Customize, then in the next window click the Time tab. For Time format choose h:mm:ss tt

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Hello all!

Bit of a strange problem here windows clock keeps resetting time after every reboot it still stays in the same time zone just changes the clock.

Iv'e changed the CMOS battery and the BIOS time is correct.

It did this on Windows 8 and still doing it on windows 8.1.


A:Windows 8 clock changing to wrong time after every restart

What does it change it to? The reason I ask is that I had a similar problem because Microsoft didn't implement daylight saving time for the timezone I was in (Tunisia) which was later fixed. Until the fix I had to use Paris instead where the hour offset was correctly implemented.

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