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BeFranklin
12-15-2007, 08:13 PM
Edit: This is for Windows XP, but server domains will work for any OS.

If you are too impatient or inexperienced to edit the registry yourself, save the following listing to a file named TimeServers.reg and run it to automatically add the entries to the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\DateTime\Servers]
@="3"
"1"="time.windows.com"
"2"="time.nist.gov"
"3"="time-a.nist.gov"
"4"="time-b.nist.gov"
"5"="time-a.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov"
"6"="time-b.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov"
"7"="time-c.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov"
"8"="utcnist.colorado.edu"
"9"="time-nw.nist.gov"
"10"="nist1.symmetricom.com"
"11"="nist1-dc.WiTime.net"
"12"="nist1-ny.WiTime.net"
"13"="nist1-sj.WiTime.net"
"14"="nist1.aol-ca.symmetricom.com"
"15"="nist1.aol-va.symmetricom.com"
"16"="nist1.columbiacountyga.gov"
"17"="nist.expertsmi.com"

I added all of the NIST time servers to my registry and, with no reboot required, the Internet Time tab now displayed every public NIST time server. I chose time-a.nist.gov, clicked the Update Now button, and almost instantly a message was displayed indicating that a successful time synchronization had occurred. The clock in my system tray was now displaying the correct, “atomic clock” time. (Vista comes preconfigured with the additional time servers time-a.nist.gov, time-b.nist.gov, and time-nw.nist.gov, so no registry editing is necessary for Vista users.)

BeFranklin
12-15-2007, 08:19 PM
Edit: This is for Windows XP, but server domains will work for any OS.

If you are too impatient or inexperienced to edit the registry yourself, save the following listing to a file named TimeServers.reg and run it to automatically add the entries to the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\DateTime\Servers]
@="3"

Odd the forum is adding a space to the CurrentVersion, but its not really there in the post.

Alex Libman
12-15-2007, 10:34 PM
That's just silly.

First of all, the 8 .gov servers are for the socialists, the private sector can provide this service just fine!

Second, why would anyone need 17 time sync servers, if the first few fail there's a good chance it's your connection... :confused:

See also: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/