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Restore Windows Time service on local computer to default settings

Updated: September 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Use this procedure to restore the Windows Time service on the local computer to the default settings.

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For more information about the w32tm command, type w32tm /? at a command prompt or see Windows Time Service Tools and Settings on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=42984).

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure on the local computer, you must be a member of the Administrators group. To perform this procedure on a remote computer, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group.

To restore Windows Time service on local computer to default settings

  1. Open a Command Prompt.

  2. Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    net stop w32time

  3. Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    w32tm /unregister

  4. Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    w32tm /register

  5. Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    net start w32time

To resolve this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box.

Fix it

Fix this problem

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This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

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If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD so that you can run it on the computer that has the problem. If you do not want to use the automatic fix, you can do it yourself by performing the steps in the procedure above.

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