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Parameters\Type Subkey

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

 

Data type Range Default value

REG_SZ

NoSync | NTP | Nt5DS | AllSync

Nt5DS for computers joined to a domain; NTP for others

Description

Specifies the type of time sources, if any, to which the computer synchronizes its time.

 

Value Meaning

NoSync

Does not synchronize time.

NTP

Synchronizes time to the time sources specified in the Parameters\NtpServer entry.

Nt5DS

Synchronizes time to the domain hierarchy.

AllSync

Uses all synchronization mechanisms available.

Change Method

To change the value of this entry, use the command-line tool w32tm.exe (specifically, the command w32tm /config /syncfromflags). For more information about w32tm.exe, see Windows Server 2003 Help and Support Center.

Activation Method

To make changes to this entry effective, at the command line, type:

w32tm /config /update

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