NTP Error: the computer did not resync because no time data was available

When it comes to configuring your Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or local Network Time Protocol (NTP), you’ll find a a lot of information online.

But in a nutshell this is what you have to do:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"<IPTIMESERVER>,0x1" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync /rediscover

But if the timeserver isn’t reliable you get the error:

The fix is really easy. Remove the /reliable:yes option

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"<IPTIMESERVER>,0x1" /syncfromflags:manual /update

And then after the w32tm /resync /rediscover:

Off course you only want to remove the /reliable:yes in a lab environment. Otherwise change the NTP server to a reliable one.

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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