Time Service more often

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w0mn00

Vista time service is only every 24 hours which allows my clock to
lose time. I want split second accuracy for radio purposes. How can I
get it to check every 15 minutes. Dimension 4 was the answer with XP
but alas Vista blocks it from changing the time!
 

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w0mn00

On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:08:12 -0600, [email protected] wrote:

>Vista time service is only every 24 hours which allows my clock to
>lose time. I want split second accuracy for radio purposes. How can I
>get it to check every 15 minutes. Dimension 4 was the answer with XP
>but alas Vista blocks it from changing the time!
I found the special poll interval registry key. This may do it
although dimension four could more easily select serveres and more
easily change settigns but maybe this weill work. I have bveen told
not to use less than 4 hours or I might get banned. Microsoft uses a
ridiculous 7 days!
 

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Dwarf

Hi,

To change the interval between time updates you need to amend a value in the
registry. Browse to the following key and then add/or amend the following
item. Note that this is the interval between time checks in seconds,
expressed as a dword value. Use the calculator to work out the value you
require. Please note that the first value given in this example is for 24
hours and this is usually sufficient. The second example for 12 hours should
also work, but I haven't tried this. The third example is for 15 minutes, but
this has not been tried and I don't know whether or not this will work - you
will have to try it to find out.
Dwarf

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient

"SpecialPollInterval"=dword:00015180 (24 hours)

"SpecialPollInterval"=dword:0000A8C0 (12 hours)

"SpecialPollInterval"=dword:00000384 (15 minutes)

"[email protected]" wrote:

> Vista time service is only every 24 hours which allows my clock to
> lose time. I want split second accuracy for radio purposes. How can I
> get it to check every 15 minutes. Dimension 4 was the answer with XP
> but alas Vista blocks it from changing the time!
>
 

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David Morgan \(MAMS\)

<[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

>
> Vista time service is only every 24 hours which allows my clock to
> lose time.
How ?? How much ??

> I want split second accuracy for radio purposes. How can I
> get it to check every 15 minutes. Dimension 4 was the answer with XP
> but alas Vista blocks it from changing the time!

Pretending that a contemporary processor cannot keep time once the clock
is accurately set, seems a bit illogical to me. Set the clock one time and
then remove any external source. IMHO, the external source is extremely
dangerous. If they are ever intentionally or accidentally altered, the results
can vary from web sites that refuse to allow log ons, to software that may
cease to allow it's web interfaces to operate properly. Check your clock
manually every qurter or so, then disconnect from the external reference.


JMHO,

DM
 

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