A computer that is running Windows 10 Version 1511 reverts to a previous date and time
- The computer is originally connected to the Internet.
- The computer is turned off and restarted while it's connected to a closed private network.
- The private network has no SSL servers (and, therefore, the client has no outbound SSL traffic).
Additional symptoms include but are not limited to the following:
- Kernel-General event 1 in the system log indicates that the time setting has been reset to a past value.
- Events that are recorded in the event log have invalid time stamps that are in the past.
- Kerberos authentication fails.
To work around this issue, try either Method 1 or Method 2, depending on your network environment.
Method 1: Clear the W32time registry values and force synchronize the time over NTP
You can clear the w32time registry state to force synchronize the time on the computer with the internal NTP/NT5DS server. To do this, run the following sequence of commands at an elevated command prompt:
Net stop w32timeW32tm.exe /unregisterW32tm.exe /registernet start w32timeW32tm.exe /resync /force
Reconnect the computer to the Internet. This issue is corrected after the computer has access to the SSL servers on the Internet and has outbound SSL traffic.
Optional Method 3: Disable Secure Time Seeding
Important We recommend that you try Workarounds 1 or 2 before you disable the Secure Time Seeding feature. Disabling the feature keeps it disabled even after you upgrade to a newer version of Windows in which the issue has been fixed.
To disable the Secure Time Seeding feature, set the UtilizeSslTimeData DWORD value to 0 (zero):
Value name: UtilizeSslTimeData
Value data: 0
Value type: DWORD
To do this, run the following command at an elevated command prompt, and then restart the computer:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config /v UtilizeSslTimeData /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Net start w32timeW32tm.exe /resync /force
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config /v UtilizeSslTimeData /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Article ID: 3160312 - Last Review: 06/09/2016 17:59:00 - Revision: 3.0
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