Internet Time Server

  Phil49 11:23 19 Dec 2003
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Am using Windows XP and have selected the option to synchronise with a time server every 7 days. As I don't leave my PC switched on continuously it often misses the update. Can I edit the registry so that the time updates say once per day. My clock is losing approx 1 minute per week and I know it's probably nit picking! I remember reading how to do this in PC Advisor a few months ago but have lost the mag.

  johnnyrocker 11:51 19 Dec 2003

why not sync with atomic clock?

johnny.

  MAJ 12:03 19 Dec 2003

This link click here is for Win2000 but it might work for XP, Phil49.

  Phil49 13:12 19 Dec 2003

Thanks guys. I'll try the atomic clock solution. I've also had a look at MAJ's link to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article. Looks like Win XP is not quite the same but I've changed SpecialPollInterval to 86400 (was 604800) and will see if that works following a reboot.

  Phil49 13:22 19 Dec 2003

Have just rebooted the machine, updated the time and note that the next update is scheduled for the same time tomorrow. Success!!
Thanks again guys.

  MAJ 13:32 19 Dec 2003

Just to clarify for future searchers. Run Regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient

Double-click on the "SpecialPollInterval" entry and change the Value to 86400 (Decimal) or 15180 (Hexadecimal), click OK and Exit the registry, then Reboot the PC.

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