W32TIME service is fubar - HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MrBill, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. MrBill

    MrBill Guest

    I was experimenting on getting the time to synchronize properly with
    my new Dell Vista PC. During my experiments, I set the W32TIME
    service, "Log On" tab to "Local System Account". This didn't resolve
    the problem, so I attempted to change it back to "This Account: Local
    System", but it won't accept the password which is there but hidden.

    I am the only user on my PC and have not assigned a password to my
    user account, but a blank password does not work with this service.
    Can anyone tell me what the how to find a password for the W32TIME

    MrBill, Jul 11, 2007
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  2. the problem, so I attempted to change it back to "This Account: Local

    Hi MrBill

    I am pretty sure the password for the "Local Service" account is blank -
    that is, you should delete any dots which appear in the password field
    before hitting okay. Backspace right up to the left hand margin of the
    password field.

    If you still have problems after doing this, enter the account name in the
    form: "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" (without the quotes), and try again.

    It's okay to let this Local Service account have a blank password, because
    the account has a very restricted set of rights and permissions - for
    example, it cannot be used to log on to the machine interactively. There's
    no way in Windows 2000/XP/Vista to recover a password. The system never
    displays passwords as plain text. If you don't know a password, it is lost
    (apart from unofficial password-hacking methods).

    Hope it helps,
    Andrew McLaren, Jul 11, 2007
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  3. MrBill

    MrBill Guest

    I had tried a blank PW by double clicking on the dots and then
    pressing delete, but this didn't work. Backing up over the passwords
    worked though . . . go figure! Thanks Andrew . . .

    - Bill
    MrBill, Jul 11, 2007
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