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I am trying to get my Windows 7 Professional Machine to sync time correctly. This laptop is not a member of any domain.

If I try to go to the clock settings, Internet Time tab, and click on "Update Now", it tells me that an error occurred. Misc. commands / output from my system is below.

What else can I try?

w32tm /monitor /

GetDcList failed with error code:  0x8007054B.
Exiting with error 0x8007054B

w32tm /query /configuration


EventLogFlags: 2 (Local)
AnnounceFlags: 10 (Local)
TimeJumpAuditOffset: 28800 (Local)
MinPollInterval: 10 (Local)
MaxPollInterval: 15 (Local)
MaxNegPhaseCorrection: 54000 (Local)
MaxPosPhaseCorrection: 54000 (Local)
MaxAllowedPhaseOffset: 1 (Local)

FrequencyCorrectRate: 4 (Local)
PollAdjustFactor: 5 (Local)
LargePhaseOffset: 50000000 (Local)
SpikeWatchPeriod: 900 (Local)
LocalClockDispersion: 10 (Local)
HoldPeriod: 5 (Local)
PhaseCorrectRate: 1 (Local)
UpdateInterval: 360000 (Local)


NtpClient (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\system32\w32time.DLL (Local)
Enabled: 1 (Local)
InputProvider: 1 (Local)
CrossSiteSyncFlags: 2 (Policy)
AllowNonstandardModeCombinations: 1 (Local)
ResolvePeerBackoffMinutes: 15 (Policy)
ResolvePeerBackoffMaxTimes: 7 (Policy)
CompatibilityFlags: 2147483648 (Local)
EventLogFlags: 0 (Policy)
LargeSampleSkew: 3 (Local)
SpecialPollInterval: 3600 (Policy)
Type: NT5DS (Policy)

VMICTimeProvider (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\System32\vmictimeprovider.dll (Local)
Enabled: 1 (Local)
InputProvider: 1 (Local)
NtpServer (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\system32\w32time.DLL (Local)
Enabled: 0 (Local)
InputProvider: 0 (Local)

w32tm /query /source

Local CMOS Clock

w32tm /monitor /

GetDcList failed with error code:  0x8007054B.
Exiting with error 0x8007054B

w32tm /monitor /[]:
    ICMP: 439ms delay
    NTP: +11.0631836s offset from local clock
        RefID: 'ACTS' [0x53544341]
        Stratum: 1

Reverse name resolution is best effort. It may not be
correct since RefID field in time packets differs across
NTP implementations and may not be using IP addresses.
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migrated from Jan 8 '12 at 19:43

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Mine works fine, the only real differences I could spot if I run w32tm /query /configuration was that I don't get anything with (policy), and rather than type nt5ds, I get ntp.

Sorry I don't know much about how to fix it, but hopefully that may be a starting point.

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Wow, just wow... That is exactly the information that I needed. I've been looking for an answer for so long, I had given up. Thanks so much. Just to be clear as to how I resolved this: Default options - NTP. Used on computers that are not joined to a domain. - NT5DS. Used on computers that are joined to a domain. For some reason, mine was set to NT5D5, not NTP. I changed it in gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Windows Time Service > Time Providers > Configure Windows NTP Client. – NinjaCat Jan 8 '12 at 19:07

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