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This article describes how to force the W32time service to log an event in the event log when the time has been adjusted.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To enable logging for W32time, use Registry Editor to add the following registry values:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\ParametersAfter you make these changes, you must stop and restart the W32time service.
Value name: Log
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x00000064 (Hex)
Value name: WriteLog
Data type: REG_SZ
When the time is adjusted, event ID 61 is logged in the System log. The text for this event is similar to:
This is followed by event ID 0:
The Time service synced time from time source (SOURCE)
If an error with synchronization occurs, event ID 11 is logged:
Time set (offset < .5) second
The NTP server didn't respond
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