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Thread: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?

  1. #1
    Whip Guest

    Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?

    I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "

    These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer. I set up a
    filter for the Time-Service entries and see that there have been 242 in the
    last 32 days.

    The writeup on this also says that it will run once a week. I am seeing it
    trying to run everyday. This process has worked 12 out of the last 32 days
    since Vista was installed on March 5th. For now, I have stopped it from
    starting using MSCONFIG, but wonder if I may have created another problem.


  2. #2
    BillD Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?



    "Whip" wrote:

    > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    >
    > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.


    yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    - 8 on 30 January
    - 8 on 27 March
    - 28 from 4 April to 6 April

  3. #3
    TDM Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?


    "Whip" <Whip@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:416E7F4F-CBA0-4281-B221-F8145665611B@microsoft.com...
    > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use
    > as
    > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    >
    > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer. I set up a
    > filter for the Time-Service entries and see that there have been 242 in
    > the
    > last 32 days.
    >
    > The writeup on this also says that it will run once a week. I am seeing it
    > trying to run everyday. This process has worked 12 out of the last 32 days
    > since Vista was installed on March 5th. For now, I have stopped it from
    > starting using MSCONFIG, but wonder if I may have created another problem.
    >


    Shell out to a command prompt and try "nslookup time.windows.com"
    If you do not get an IP address back, then your event log is telling you
    the truth, you cannot resolve the hostname via DNS. If you do get an
    IP back, then something else is busticated.

    I dont have Vista in front of me know, but in XP, you set the server
    in this registry location :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

    Look for NtpServer here and try setting it to the IP of time.microsoft.com
    which
    is currently 207.46.197.32,0x1. Not a good idea to hard code IP's so just do
    this
    as a test. If it works, try to figure out what is wrong with your DNS
    resolution.

    Also note that systems in an Active Directory domain will likely have this
    value
    overriden by a GPO.

    TDM






  4. #4
    keepout@yahoo.com.invalid Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?

    On Fri, 6 Apr 2007 07:57:06 -0700, "TDM" <rpuffd@gmail.com> wrote:

    >> I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use
    >> as
    >> a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.


    I've seldom used time.windows.com. Can you imagine jamming all of new York thru the same subway entrance at the same time ?
    Try any of the 5 nist servers. You'll have fewer problems, and be able toupdate more than once a week.
    I do it hourly.
    There are other time servers. But the nist ones do the job just fine.
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  5. #5
    Guy Thomas Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?


    "Whip" <Whip@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:416E7F4F-CBA0-4281-B221-F8145665611B@microsoft.com...
    > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use
    > as
    > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    >
    > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer. I set up a
    > filter for the Time-Service entries and see that there have been 242 in
    > the
    > last 32 days.
    >
    > The writeup on this also says that it will run once a week. I am seeing it
    > trying to run everyday. This process has worked 12 out of the last 32 days
    > since Vista was installed on March 5th. For now, I have stopped it from
    > starting using MSCONFIG, but wonder if I may have created another problem.
    >


    Here is information on setting Net Time /setsntp

    http://computerperformance.co.uk/ezine/ezine97.htm

    Guy



  6. #6
    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?

    Dude, time.windows.com is an alias that points to a bank of servers. Just
    like microsoft.com, google.com, and the like.

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    <keepout@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:pd5d13pta32qjteeh718pdmeb6obpsef0i@4ax.com...

    I've seldom used time.windows.com. Can you imagine jamming all of new York
    thru the same subway entrance at the same time ?
    Try any of the 5 nist servers. You'll have fewer problems, and be able to
    update more than once a week.
    I do it hourly.
    There are other time servers. But the nist ones do the job just fine.



  7. #7
    Whip Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    Checked with NSLOOKUP and it returns a Name of SIWEB.MICROSOFT.AKADNS.NET
    Address of 207.46.197.32 and Aliases of time.windows.com. Any suggestions on
    how to troubleshoot the DNS resolution?

    "TDM" wrote:

    >
    > "Whip" <Whip@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:416E7F4F-CBA0-4281-B221-F8145665611B@microsoft.com...
    > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use
    > > as
    > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > >
    > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer. I set up a
    > > filter for the Time-Service entries and see that there have been 242 in
    > > the
    > > last 32 days.
    > >
    > > The writeup on this also says that it will run once a week. I am seeing it
    > > trying to run everyday. This process has worked 12 out of the last 32 days
    > > since Vista was installed on March 5th. For now, I have stopped it from
    > > starting using MSCONFIG, but wonder if I may have created another problem.
    > >

    >
    > Shell out to a command prompt and try "nslookup time.windows.com"
    > If you do not get an IP address back, then your event log is telling you
    > the truth, you cannot resolve the hostname via DNS. If you do get an
    > IP back, then something else is busticated.
    >
    > I dont have Vista in front of me know, but in XP, you set the server
    > in this registry location :
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters
    >
    > Look for NtpServer here and try setting it to the IP of time.microsoft.com
    > which
    > is currently 207.46.197.32,0x1. Not a good idea to hard code IP's so just do
    > this
    > as a test. If it works, try to figure out what is wrong with your DNS
    > resolution.
    >
    > Also note that systems in an Active Directory domain will likely have this
    > value
    > overriden by a GPO.
    >
    > TDM
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


  8. #8
    Whip Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone on this issue.

    "BillD" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Whip" wrote:
    >
    > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > >
    > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.

    >
    > yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    > - 8 on 30 January
    > - 8 on 27 March
    > - 28 from 4 April to 6 April


  9. #9
    keepout@yahoo.com.invalid Guest

    Re: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vista?

    On Fri, 6 Apr 2007 16:14:40 -0400, "Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote:

    >Dude, time.windows.com is an alias that points to a bank of servers. Just
    >like microsoft.com, google.com, and the like.


    Well I've had nothing but trouble with time.windows.com. ie: set mine to update hourly, not weekly. I can no longer have Vista use time.windows.com. It fails every time.

    I can change it back to check weekly and go back to time.windows.com. Butwhy ?
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  10. #10
    Whip Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    OK, maybe I have this figured out now.
    Right click on time in the taskbar.
    Select Adjust Date/Time
    Click on Internet Time tab
    Select Change Settings
    Reply Continue to User Account Control message
    Change the Server from time.windows.com, I selected time.a-nist.gov
    Update now
    OK, OK

    Will have to wait a few days to be sure, but this appears to fix the problem.

    Thanks to Richard Urban's post of 3/20/2007.



    "Whip" wrote:

    > Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone on this issue.
    >
    > "BillD" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Whip" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > > >
    > > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.

    > >
    > > yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    > > - 8 on 30 January
    > > - 8 on 27 March
    > > - 28 from 4 April to 6 April


  11. #11
    Mike Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    Whip, did this work after a few days? I tried it and so far so good. This
    has been driving me crazy...hope this sustains. Thanks for the good work.

    "Whip" wrote:

    > OK, maybe I have this figured out now.
    > Right click on time in the taskbar.
    > Select Adjust Date/Time
    > Click on Internet Time tab
    > Select Change Settings
    > Reply Continue to User Account Control message
    > Change the Server from time.windows.com, I selected time.a-nist.gov
    > Update now
    > OK, OK
    >
    > Will have to wait a few days to be sure, but this appears to fix the problem.
    >
    > Thanks to Richard Urban's post of 3/20/2007.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Whip" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone on this issue.
    > >
    > > "BillD" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Whip" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > > > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > > > >
    > > > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.
    > > >
    > > > yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    > > > - 8 on 30 January
    > > > - 8 on 27 March
    > > > - 28 from 4 April to 6 April


  12. #12
    Whip Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    Two days is a pretty short test, but I will tell you what has happened so
    far. On the 10th, it did not try to update when I was connected to the
    internet. On the 11th, it tried to update when I was not connected and
    failed, but as soon as I was connected, it updated without a hitch.

    "Mike" wrote:

    > Whip, did this work after a few days? I tried it and so far so good. This
    > has been driving me crazy...hope this sustains. Thanks for the good work.
    >
    > "Whip" wrote:
    >
    > > OK, maybe I have this figured out now.
    > > Right click on time in the taskbar.
    > > Select Adjust Date/Time
    > > Click on Internet Time tab
    > > Select Change Settings
    > > Reply Continue to User Account Control message
    > > Change the Server from time.windows.com, I selected time.a-nist.gov
    > > Update now
    > > OK, OK
    > >
    > > Will have to wait a few days to be sure, but this appears to fix the problem.
    > >
    > > Thanks to Richard Urban's post of 3/20/2007.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Whip" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone on this issue.
    > > >
    > > > "BillD" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Whip" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > > > > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > > > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > > > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > > > > >
    > > > > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.
    > > > >
    > > > > yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    > > > > - 8 on 30 January
    > > > > - 8 on 27 March
    > > > > - 28 from 4 April to 6 April


  13. #13
    Mike Guest

    RE: Is anyone seeing a problem with the Windows Time-service in Vi

    Didnt work. I found a new problem in th log that I've tied to the failures.
    "Event id 43015, I2c return failed, source R300. If anyone knows what his
    is, this is the culprit.


    "Whip" wrote:

    > Two days is a pretty short test, but I will tell you what has happened so
    > far. On the 10th, it did not try to update when I was connected to the
    > internet. On the 11th, it tried to update when I was not connected and
    > failed, but as soon as I was connected, it updated without a hitch.
    >
    > "Mike" wrote:
    >
    > > Whip, did this work after a few days? I tried it and so far so good. This
    > > has been driving me crazy...hope this sustains. Thanks for the good work.
    > >
    > > "Whip" wrote:
    > >
    > > > OK, maybe I have this figured out now.
    > > > Right click on time in the taskbar.
    > > > Select Adjust Date/Time
    > > > Click on Internet Time tab
    > > > Select Change Settings
    > > > Reply Continue to User Account Control message
    > > > Change the Server from time.windows.com, I selected time.a-nist.gov
    > > > Update now
    > > > OK, OK
    > > >
    > > > Will have to wait a few days to be sure, but this appears to fix the problem.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks to Richard Urban's post of 3/20/2007.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Whip" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone on this issue.
    > > > >
    > > > > "BillD" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Whip" wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > > I get this message: " NtpClient was unable to set a manual peer to use as
    > > > > > > a time source because of DNS resolution error on 'time.windows.com,0x9'.
    > > > > > > NtpClient will try again in 15 minutes and double the reattempt interval
    > > > > > > thereafter. The error was: No such host is known. (0x80072AF9) "
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > These show up in the System Windows logs in the Event viewer.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > yes, I have a lot of these errors in event viewer:
    > > > > > - 8 on 30 January
    > > > > > - 8 on 27 March
    > > > > > - 28 from 4 April to 6 April


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