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Service Status and Configuration

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Windows Time service updates the time server configuration settings or status. Changes to configuration are implemented when the service is restarted and when the W32tm command is used with the /update switch. These configuration or status changes occur when the Windows Time service:

  • Enters a running status.
  • Sets up the log file to record operational information. The debug logging feature of the Windows Time service can be used to help troubleshoot issues.
  • Registers for network configuration change events. Computers use the network to send time samples back and forth.
  • Creates a named event, which is a shared resource that is used for synchronizing time.
  • Saves configuration settings to the registry.

Events

Event ID Source Message

7

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned an error while updating its configuration. The error will be ignored. The error was: %2

19

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

Logging was requested, but the time service encountered an error while trying to set up the log file: %1. The error was: %2. Please make sure that 'Local Service' has permission to write to the file or directory.

20

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

Logging was requested, but the time service encountered an error while trying to write to the log file: %1. The error was: %2

39

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time service is unable to register for network configuration change events. This may occur when TCP/IP is not correctly configured. The time service will be unable to synchronize time from network providers, but will still use locally installed hardware providers, if any are available.

41

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time service has been configured to use one or more input providers. However, none of the input providers is still running. The time service has no source of accurate time.

42

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time service attempted to create a named event which was already opened. This could be the result of an attempt to compromise your system's security.

46

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time service encountered an error and was forced to shut down. The error was: %1

54

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time service encountered an error while refreshing its configuration in the registry and cannot start. The error was: %1

Related Management Information

Windows Time Service

Active Directory

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