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    The information on this page refers to registry settings pertaining to how Domain Time II controls the Windows Time service. For other registry information, see Full Client Registry Settings, Thin Client Registry Settings, Ultra Thin Client Registry Settings, or Server Registry Settings.

    Most of the time, Domain Time II coexists with and manages the Windows Time service without intervention. You may, however, override the automatic handling by changing Domain Time II's registry settings.

    Note: These settings (except for Force Windows Time State) are new as of Domain Time II version 3.1.b.20031120. Adding or changing these settings for earlier versions will have no effect.


    Caution:
    Modifying Registry entries requires basic familiarity with the Windows Registry and its operations. Incorrect changes to the Registry can result in unpredictable, perhaps non-repairable, damage, up to and including a non-bootable system! Have a qualified technician make the changes for you if you are not comfortable with the process. We cannot be responsible for registry problems.

     
    Domain Time II Server settings are located in:

       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
          Software
             Greyware
                Domain Time Server
                   Parameters


     
    Domain Time II Client settings are located in:

       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
          Software
             Greyware
                Domain Time Client
                   Parameters


Value Name:
 
Value Type:
 
Default Value:
 
Options:
 
Notes:
Force Windows Time State
 
REG_SZ
 
Varies based on machine type and domain role
 
NoSync, Enabled, Disabled, or Not Touched
 
Controls the sync state of the Windows Time service. Every time Domain Time II starts, it checks this value and makes sure the Windows Time service is in the correct state.
  • NoSync - Domain Time II will make sure Windows Time is set to NoSync and running.

  • Enabled - Domain Time II will make sure Windows Time is enabled and running, but will not change the sync state.

  • Disabled - Domain Time II will make sure Windows Time is disabled and stopped, but will not change the sync state.

  • Not Touched - Domain Time II will not examine or change the Windows Time sync state.
Value Name:
 
Value Type:
 
Default Value:
 
Options:
 
Notes:
Force Windows Time Startup
 
REG_DWORD
 
0xFFFFFFFF
 
0xFFFFFFFF, 2, 3, or 4 (other values will be ignored)
 
Overrides the Force Windows Time State setting's handling of how the Windows Time service starts. In most cases, you can leave this setting at the default. If set to 0xFFFFFFFF (4294967295 decimal, also known as -1), this setting is ignored, and the Force Windows Time State setting will control whether or not the Windows Time service runs.

The remaining options are useful only when Force Windows Time State is set to NoSync. With any other choice for the Force Windows Time State setting, changing this setting may produce unwanted effects (such as stopping and restarting the Windows Time service unnecessarily).

  • 2 - Forces the Windows Time service startup to automatic start
  • 3 - Forces the Windows Time service startup to manual start
  • 4 - Forces the Windows Time service startup to disabled

By default, NoSync sets Windows Time to NoSync and makes sure the Windows Time service is running. You could set Force Windows Time State to 4, resulting in NoSync without the Windows Time service running. This helps protect against users changing the Windows Time service to automatic and potentially having it run and try to sync at the same time Domain Time II is managing the clock.

Similarly, for a cluster server or Windows 2000/2003 Domain Controller, you can set Force Windows Time Startup to 2 to make sure the Windows Time service is always running.

Value Name:
 
Value Type:
 
Default Value:
 
Options:
 
Notes:
Uninstall Windows Time Sync Type
 
REG_SZ
 
not present
 
NoSync, NT5DS, or NTP
 
This value is not present by default. You may set it to any legal Windows Time sync type. If this value is present and not blank when Domain Time II is uninstalled, Domain Time II will set the Windows Time service to use the type of sync specified. The value is not examined for validity, since new sync types may be introduced in future versions of Windows.
Value Name:
 
Value Type:
 
Default Value:
 
Options:
 
Notes:
Uninstall Windows Time Startup
 
REG_DWORD
 
not present
 
2, 3, or 4
 
This value is not present by default. If present and set to 2, 3, or 4 when Domain Time II is uninstalled, Domain Time II will set the startup type of the Windows Time service to match.
  • 2 - Sets the Windows Time service startup to automatic start
  • 3 - Sets the Windows Time service startup to manual start
  • 4 - Sets the Windows Time service startup to disabled

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