Synchronize the system clock with Internet server

By jonisaksson
Oct 13, 2006
  1. Hello

    On my home computer, if I click on the Windows clock I have an option to synchronize the clock with time servers.

    Whereas on my work computer I don’t have that option, even though both computers are running Windows XP SP2.

    My obvious suspicion is that this is some sort of admin settings that has disabled this function.
    But even if I log in as a local admin to the machine dont I seem to have this option.
    Does anyone know what setting governs this tab.

    Obviously not a serious issue but quite annoying as my work laptop is rubbish on keeping the time

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Look for the Windows Time service. Double click on it and set the startup type to automatic. Click the start button, followed by apply ok. Close the services window and reboot the computer.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Thanks mate, that resolved it nicely :)
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