Matthew van Eerde wrote:Hotfix for Windows 2003 Server SP2 is available through Product Support:
Hi Matthew - I hope replying to this thread is an okay way of bringing this up.
Have a couple instances of Vista and one of XP running here, and none are able to sync to time.windows.com at all. Have been trying for the past 12 hours, and the important point is that Vista machines are also at issue. I also had a couple people check with their Vista and XP computers to make sure itr wasn't just me. Is the server offline, or is this maybe a case of too-great precision again?
Seems like the rule for the default NTP host shodul be that it should be of reasonable precision, meaning it will get you a good level of acuracy but will allow for some variance. People who need greater precision can and shoudl use a different time service, but the vast majority of users who just run Windows and have no clue what NTP is should be able to count on a time service from MS that works in the environment. Just my two cents.
Also, running a network scanner, it looks like a timeout type of issue. The IP resolves but there appears to be no response.
Feel free to email me - greg AT greghughes dot net