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How to Start/Stop Windows Time service

Service name: W32Time

Display name: Windows Time


Description:

Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization
will be unavaible. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Time service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Windows Time service:

net start W32Time


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Windows Time service:

net stop W32Time


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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