Internet time is WRONG - it is ASYNCHRONOUS!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Bebbspoke, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Bebbspoke

    Bebbspoke New Member

    Feb 26, 2011
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    Please can someone explain and give solution that multiple pcs on the SAME LAN can give DIFFERENT values of "Internet Time" yet all are synchronized with ""?
    Even machines with the same operating system will differ!

    The time differences observed may be many tens of seconds; - these discrepancies only increase my displeasure and doubts concerning the reliability and sincerity of Microsoft...

    Synchronized to Internet time? - ridiculous and WRONG - I have a requirement to genuinely SYNCHRONIZE all pcs on a LAN and with the internet - the literal meaning of the word "synchronize" appears to have been lost in the Microsoft translation...:mad:

    This POST has been RELOCATED from "Tweeks etc" (and since when was one not supposed to ask questions in a forum)??? - is this another problem with the Microsoft translators?:confused:
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Jul 22, 2005
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    The discrepancies you are describing are unknown to me. The Windows operating system, Mac OS, and Linux all use Network Time Protocol. Microsoft's implementation of Network Time Protocol is handled through the Windows Time service. Accordingly, this service "Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."

    Time between multiple computers can be entirely forced into synchronization using group policy options. In Windows 7 Professional and greater editions, you can explore some of the local options available in overriding the default Windows Time settings by going to Start -> Search -> gpedit.msc

    This will allow you to access the local computer's Group Policy settings. Under this area, you can navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Time Service

    Under Global Configuration you can edit the clock discipline parameters. You can further configure NTP servers and synchronize multiple systems to one NTP server using Group Policy on a domain controller in Windows Server. When multiple Windows client systems are connected to a single domain controller to adjust, calibrate, and completely modify all NTP time settings.

    Remember that Windows Time is designed to comply with the Network Time Protocol (NTP). This protocol has been around for a very long time, and is used by nearly every type of computer system that has network connectivity. Many SmartPhones and networked alarm clocks also rely on this technology. If Microsoft's appears to be giving you a wrong indicator, there are enormous lists of public NTP servers around the world, which can be found using search engines. These include NTP servers that are aligned to atomic clocks in different regions of the world.

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