A. The first thing to check is to make sure the Windows Time service is present. Most likely it isn't, and has been uninstalled somehow. The solution is to unregister then register the Windows Time service using the following commands:
W32tm /unregister W32tm /register
An example of these commands is shown here. Note I get an error for the first command because W32tm is already unregistered—you can ignore this error.
C:\>w32tm /unregister The following error occurred: Access is denied. (0x80070005) C:\>w32tm /register W32Time successfully registered.
The Windows Time service now is available as a service and time commands should work.Related Reading
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