Internet time - error message

  johndrew 10:53 24 Apr 2007
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I checked today and found the following error message in the Date and Time Properties/Internet Time

`An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.nist.gov`

I tried again with `time.windows.com` with the same result.

On reopening the Properties window, I found a further message telling me that,

`Windows has never attempted to synchronize with an internet time server.`


Can anyone provide any information on this and a cure for the problem?

Thanks in anticipation.

  Stuartli 11:38 24 Apr 2007

Insert:

a.ntp.alphazed.net

into the Menu (after double clicking on the Time icon in the Notification bar).

  Stuartli 11:43 24 Apr 2007

Also see:

click here

  johndrew 11:55 24 Apr 2007

Thanks very much for responding.

I knew I should have done a search first!!!!!

Now fully up and running.

As an aside I did a Google search and apparently a lot of people have had problems with nist.gov. Indications are that it has stopped doing updates for some reason.

  Stuartli 12:29 24 Apr 2007

I don't think a search would have been any good - it seems to have stopped bringing up threads dated later than a few weeks ago.

  johndrew 13:45 24 Apr 2007

True. But those did indicate problems even then. I don`t look at my clock update very often; I was `pottering` when I found the messages and tried to do an update. If I hadn`t looked I probably would never have known!!!

  02allen 16:48 25 Nov 2007

The thing that finally allowed my computer to sync with any time servers was opening UDP port 123 outbound on my firewall. As soon as I did that they all worked like a champ.

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