JSI Tip 3429. What are the informational, warning, and error messages issued by the W32time service?


Synchronized time is critical in Windows 2000 as the workstation uses time as part of the Kerberos authentication ticket generation process.

Here is a collection of informational, warning, and error messages issued by the W32time service?

   MessageId=0x0
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_TIMESET_SMALL
   Language=English
   Time set (offset < .5 second)

   MessageId=0x1
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_TIMESOURCE
   Language=English
   Registry LanmanServer\Parameters\timesource is not set, maybe it should be set

   MessageId=0x2
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_CHANGE
   Language=English
   Changing TimeAdjustment from default increment (to compensate for skew)

   MessageId=0x5
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_LEAP
   Language=English
   A leap second seemed to be inserted within the last 24 hours

   MessageId=0x06
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_TIMESET_LARGE
   Language=English
   Time set (offset > .5 second)

   MessageId=0x07
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_TOO_MUCH_SKEW
   Language=English
   Skew > 15 seconds per day, compensation not attempted

   MessageId=0x0b
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_NTPTROUBLE
   Language=English
   The NTP server %1 didn't respond

   MessageId=0x0c
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_NTPBAD
   Language=English
   The NTP server %1 isn't sync'd, time not set

   MessageId=0x0e
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_TOOBIG
   Language=English
   Attempt to set time which differs by more than 12 hours aborted

   MessageId=0x19
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_LONG_TIME
   Language=English
   It has been over 24 hours since we received a network success

   MessageId=0x1a
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_NO_DELAY
   Language=English
   Couldn't measure the line delay (accuracy is reduced)

   MessageId=0x1c
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_DELAY_FAIL
   Language=English
   Difficulty measuring network delay, check the link to your server(s)

   MessageId=0x1f
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_TOOEARLY
   Language=English
   Attempt to set date prior to 1995 aborted

   MessageId=0x20
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_EVENT_KEY
   Language=English
   Could not create EventLog registry key (higher privilege needed?)

   MessageId=0x21
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_EVENT_MSG
   Language=English
   Could not set event message file

   MessageId=0x22
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_EVENT_TYPES
   Language=English
   Could not set supported event types

   MessageId=0x23
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_SCM_FAILED
   Language=English
   OpenSCManager failed

   MessageId=0x24
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_CS_FAILED
   Language=English
   CreateService failed

   MessageId=0x25
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_OPT_FAILED
   Language=English
   OpenProcessToken failed

   MessageId=0x26
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_ATPE_FAILED
   Language=English
   AdjustTokenPrivileges enable failed (higher privilege needed)

   MessageId=0x27
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_ATPD_FAILED
   Language=English
   AdjustTokenPrivileges disable failed

   MessageId=0x2d
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_SLT_FAILED
   Language=English
   SetLocalTime failed

   MessageId=0x2e
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_SST_FAILED
   Language=English
   SetSystemTime failed

   MessageId=0x30
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_SSS_FAILED
   Language=English
   SetServiceStatus failed

   MessageId=0x32
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_WNOE_FAILED
   Language=English
   WNetOpenEnum failed

   MessageId=0x33
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_SOCKET_FAILED
   Language=English
   Invalid socket (TCP/IP might not be loaded)

   MessageId=0x34
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_NTP_NAME
   Language=English
   gethostbyname failed for server %1 (NTP or USNO)

   MessageId=0x35
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_BAD_SIGNATURE
   Language=English
   NTP server %1 (%2) returned an incorrectly signed time stamp.

   MessageId=0x36
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_NO_DC_LOCATED
   Language=English
   The Windows Time Service was not able to find a Domain Controller.
   A time and date update was not possible.

   MessageId=0x37
   Severity=Informational
   SymbolicName=MSG_NEW_DC_LOCATED
   Language=English
   New DomainController time source is %1 (%2) located in %3

   MessageId=0x38
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_BAD_DC_SIGNATURE
   Language=English
   The Domain Controller %1 (%2) in %3 returned an incorrectly signed time stamp.
   If this DC is from the machine's parent domain then the trust link between the
   domains may be broken and must be fixed. If the DC is from this machine's own domain,
   then the machine password for this machine is incorrect and should be corrected.

   MessageId=0x39
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_NODLL_IN_REGISTRY
   Language=English
   Service configuration is for a third-party DLL but the DLL name is not in the registry.

   MessageId=0x3a
   Severity=Error
   SymbolicName=MSG_DLL_LOAD_FAILED
   Language=English
   The DLL for time sync does not have the proper entry point.

   MessageId=0x3b
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_NO_XSUM
   Language=English
   The NetLogonComputeServerDigest call returned an error. This is an internal failure
   but it will prevent this machine from providing correctly signed time.

   MessageId=0x3c
   Severity=Warning
   SymbolicName=MSG_NTPNOXSUM
   Language=English
   The NTP time source %1 (%2) returned an unsigned time stamp. This likely means
   that the server experienced an internal failure. Please check the event log on that server.



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