To insure that date and time are synchronized thoughout your organization, the W32Time service has been integrated into Window 2000.

The W32Time service entries are located at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

Legend: <b>VN/DT</b> = <b>Value Name</b> : <b>Data Type</b>
        <b>Desc.</b> = Description
        <b>Value</b> = Values

<b>VN/DT   AvoidTimeSyncOnWan : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Synchronize with a computer that is at a different site.
<b>Value</b>   <b>0</b> = Site is ignored \[default\]
        <b>1</b> = Do <b>NOT</b> synchronize with a time source that is at a different site

<b>VN/DT   GetDcBackoffMaxTimes : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   The maximum number of times to double the backoff interval
        when successive attempts to find a domain controller fails.
        An event is logged every time a full wait occurs.
<b>Value</b>   <b>0</b> = The wait between attempts is minimum and no event is logged
        <b>7</b> = \[default\]

<b>VN/DT   GetDcBackoffMinutes : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   The starting number of minutes to wait before looking for a domain controller,
        if the last attempt failed.
<b>Value</b>   <b>15</b> = \[default\]

<b>VN/DT   LocalNTP : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Start the <b>SNTP</b> server.
<b>Value</b>   <b>0</b> = Don't start the <b>SNTP</b> server, unless this computer is a domain controller\[default\]
        <b>1</b> = Always start the <b>SNTP</b> server

<b>VN/DT   NtpServer : REG_SZ</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Stores the value from <b>NET TIME /SETSNTP</b>
<b>Value</b>   Blank by default. Sample data value:  192.4.41.40

<b>VN/DT   Period : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Control how often the time service synchronizes.
<b>Value</b>   <b>0</b> = once a day
        <b>65535</b>, every 2 days
        <b>65534</b>, every 3 days
        <b>65533</b>, every week (7 days)
        <b>65532</b>, every 45 minutes until 3 good synchronizations occur,
                   then once every 8 hours (3 per day) \[default\]
        <b>65531</b>, every 45 minutes until 1 good synchronization occurs, then once every day
        <b>Number</b> of times per day
         
        <b>NOTE: Period</b> can be a type <b>REG_SZ</b> with special values:

        <b>BiDaily</b>, every 2 days
        <b>Tridaily</b>, every 3 days
        <b>Weekly</b>, every week (7 days)
        <b>SpecialSkew</b>, every 45 minutes until 3 good synchronizations occur,
                     then once every 8 hours (3 per day) \[default\]
        <b>DailySpecialSkew</b>, every 45 minutes until 1 good synchronization occurs, then once every day
 
<b>VN/DT   ReliableTimeSource : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Does this computer have a reliable time.
<b>Value</b>   <b>0</b> = No \[default\]
        <b>1</b> = This computer has reliable time (this is only useful on a domain controller)

<b>VN/DT   Type : REG_SZ</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   How does this computer synchronizes.
<b>Value</b>   <b>Nt5DS</b> = synchronize to domain hierarchy or manually configured source \[default\]
        <b>NTP</b> = synchronize to manually configured source
        <b>NoSync</b> = do <b>NOT</b> synchronize time

<b>VN/DT   Adj : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Maintains computer clock information between reboots. Do <b>NOT</b> change.

<b>VN/DT   msSkewPerDay : REG_DWORD</b>
<b>Desc.</b>   Maintains computer clock information between reboots. Do <b>NOT</b> change.
You must shutdown and restart for any changes to take effect.