XP Internet Time

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've just found that xp has its own internet time server. :rolleyes: By clicking the clock it brings it up. Has anyone tried it? When I do it comes back & says 'an error occured getting the status of the last synchronization. The RPC server is unavailable'. Anyone got it to work? Or have I turned off some service that it needs?
     
  2. Old_Snowy

    Old_Snowy Guest

    No i'd say its probably not available and yes i've had it work for me.:)
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    I treid that long time ago.It has not worked.
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hipster i've had that 4 a long time+ got no idea y it does it:( i tired turning on the time service or sumin but i couldn't. i don't wooryu bout it but wopuld like 2 no y it does it.:(
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    ^^soz bout spelling mistakes...i'm 2 drunk 2 type;)
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You got that right Henyman. :eek:
     
  7. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You must enable the service (run 'services.msc') called Windows Time.

    Then use this time server: utcnist.colorado.edu

    It works great. I use it rather than AtomTime or AtomicClock, etc. From time and time again I do run into an error (that can be viewed in event viewer), but other than that it does sync.
     
  8. I couldn't get it to work either with the default time servers, so like madmatt said, last month I added a new time server.
     
  9. madmatt

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    and now it works? =)
     
  10. djmorgan

    djmorgan OSNN Addict

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    The default time update is once a week, you can find a tweek that will do it every 24 hours, if you can't find the tweek here try activewin.com.

    And yes it works better than any of the add ons, why, because resources are nil and its built in.
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hmm i must try that server...the 2 that are there now (windowz time + sum else) don;t work:(
     
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    saw it since i first installed XP and set the time. Never had a problem with it. I usualy forget about it for months.
     
  13. dadx2mj

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    I have been using it since XP first came out and have never had a problem with it.
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've got the right service running.
    1/ time.windows.com 2/ time.nist.gov Both give errors. When I try maddmatt's suggestion I get the same error. Ah well doesn't really matter.
     
  15. madmatt

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    really? weird. give it a few tries, it should honestly work. I have never had a problem with that time server timing out or anything.
     
  16. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have since i reinstalled. it don't really bother me though as the clock is still right:p
     
  17. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi Hipster Doofus, I think that error message only means that at the time it tried to update, you were not connected to the internet. Mine updates fine when I click the Update Now button.
     
  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    mine does it all time,even when on net.
     
  19. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've been mucking around with it & I think it won't work because I have some other services turned off as well. Not to worry I'll just use another timer. :)
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    *Henyman does his clock acording 2 his watch*