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How to Troubleshoot Time Server Synchronization Problems

How to Troubleshoot Time Server Synchronization Problems

If you're finding issues coming up because your local PC has a different time than the server it is syncing to, you can reset the Windows Time service configurations using Command Prompt.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for cmd.exe, right-click the result, and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the following command to disable the Windows Time service and press Enter: net stop w32time
  4. Type the following command to unregister the Windows Time service and to remove all settings information from the registry and press Enter: w32tm /unregister
  5. Type the following command to register the Windows Time service and to load the default settings to the registry and press Enter: w32tm /register
  6. Type the following command to start the Windows Time service and press Enter: net start w32time
  7. Type the following command to force your computer to synchronize your computer without waiting and press Enter: w32tm /resync /nowait
  8. Restart your computer

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NOTE: To see what server your computer is syncing to, open cmd.exe and run "net time"

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