Time not synchronizing in Windows®
Read on to know more about Windows Time Service and its synchronization.
The efficient operating system from Microsoft, Windows consists of attractive features and applications. The compatible and flexible utilities in Windows help the user to feel proud with the system installed. The Windows Time service is commonly designed to maintain date and time synchronization for computers running Windows operating platforms. The primary use for such time synchronization is to ensure the security within an Active Directory environment. The sharp and attractive features of Windows newer editions make it a real gift to the user. The speed of operation is greatly improved in the latest edition, Windows 7 as compared to the previous editions of Windows. The authenticating domain controller checks to make sure the timestamp is unique and falls within an allowable skew before accepting the ticket and authenticating the client. The flexibility of operation can improve by the addition time service in this platform.
Following are the details of synchronizing the time with the Windows Time service, its method to configure and tips to fix relevant issues:
- Way to configure
- Tips to fix issues
The Windows time service establishes the network clock synchronization on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. In this modern world, the network clock synchronization is a matter of concern for many administrators. The discrepancies between computer clocks at various locations can lead to transactions being recorded before the open or after the close of the business day, or money being credited to an account before it is withdrawn from another. Even the minor time inaccuracies on a small network may become more problematic when a computer on that network connects to the Internet.
Way to configure
The very accurate setting of the time is possible using the Windows Time Service. For configuring firstly, right click on the time display on the toolbar and left click on 'Adjust Date/Time'. This action will launch the 'Date and Time' dialog box. Now go to the 'Internet Time' tab and hit on 'Change Settings'. Then check the box labeled 'Synchronize with an Internet time server' and select a server from the drop down list. Finally click the option 'Update Now' and one message will get displayed for showing the completion of operation.
Sometimes the problem showing the error message "The clients not synchronized with servers" and it can lead to the stoppage of Windows time service. Now for starting the service again, firstly click Start button and point to 'All Programs'. Now hit on the option 'Accessories'. Then click Command Prompt and type net start w32time, and then hit 'Enter'. Now small tweaks in the settings after getting enough tips may resolve the problem.
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