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Windows 2000's new time service, Windows Time (aka w32time), replaces NT 4.0's time service called Time Service (aka timeserv.exe, distributed with the NT 4.0 Resource Kit). The great thing about timeserv was that it could be easily configured to log ALL time synchronization attempts to the system log, not just failed ones. Although w32time does not do this by default, it can be set up to do so with two registry changes. Best of all, it will work whether the W2K machine is a member of an NT 4.0 domain or Active Directory.
Registry entry #1:
Key: \\HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters Value Name: Log Data Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x00000064 (Hex)Registry entry #2:
Key: \\HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters Value Name: WriteLog Data Type: REG_SZ Value: True
This was first published in March 2002