A Quick Tip To Reconfigure Windows Time Service

by [Published on 1 Dec. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

This article explains how you can reconfigure Windows Time Service

Windows Time Service is used by the client computers or Server computers to sync time with its Domain Controllers or authenticators. Sometimes, Windows Time Service modules may be corrupted. You can use the steps mentioned below to reconfigure the Windows Time Service with its default settings:


Go to Command Prompt and type the following commands:

  • Net Stop W32time
  • W32tm.exe /unregister
  • W32tm.exe /register
  • Net Start W32time

The above commands re-register the Windows Time Service module; Win32Time.DLL and its sub-components.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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