FIX: WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft

Since Patch 7.3 in  World of Warcraft my mouse sensitivity  was going crazy on Battlegrounds and Raids.. I couldn’t run with scroll button anymore, because my character would go everywhere expect for the correct way.

It took my awhile to solve this, but I’ve found a few things that could help resolve your Mouse sensitivity in World of Warcraft.

Fix 1 – Change hardware cursor and fps:
  1. Press ESC
  2. Go to System
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Uncheck Max Foreground FPS
  5. First test if this setting resolved your issue, if not continue below.
  6. Uncheck Max background FPS
  7. First test if this setting resolved your issue, if not continue below.
  8. Set Hardware Cursor on disabled
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft

If your issues with your mouse sensitivity isn’t solved yet go to FIX 2.

fix 2 – uncheck wow mouse sensitivity world of warcraft:
  1. Press ESC
  2. Open Interface
  3. Open the tab Mouse
  4. Uncheck mouse sensitivity.
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft

Did this not solve your issue? Go to FIX 3.

fix 3 – change pointer options in control panel:
  1. Go to start
  2. Search for the Control Panel
  3. Search for Change mouse settings
  4. Open the Pointer Options tab
  5. Uncheck Enhance Pointer Precision 
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft
WOW Mouse sensitivity World of Warcraft

Still no success? For my fellow Razer mousers go to FIX 4, for the rest go to FIX 5.

fix 4 – If you’re using a Razer mouse:
  1. Open Taskmgr
  2. Find the Razeringameengine.exe
  3. Stop the Process

If none of the above fixes works for you; A blue post stated the below could also solve your problem. It did not solve my issues with my mouse. Hopefully they’ll do work for you.

fix 5 – blue post from world of warcraft:
09/08/2017 02:52 PM Posted by Kershew

Hey there!

So this has been on and off issue for a few years ever since Microsoft changed the way input data is accessed from peripherals. It’s something that is constantly being looked at and seems to come and go. Usually it kicks up after a major Windows update or game client update. 

In most cases the following steps should help reduce or eliminate the issue but do make sure if you have not already done so, to report on this in the Bug Report Forums as well. 

1. Make sure you have all Microsoft and Hardware driver updates. Not just mouse drivers either, Video Drivers can have an impact on this issue as well. (AMD users may need to stick with the driverset prior to 17.2.1 due to other issues)

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
https://geforce.com/drivers

2. Toggle DPI Scaling in Windows.

Right click on an empty spot on your desktop, Choose Display Settings.
Under Customize Display you should see a slider to adjust the size of text, apps and other items. It should be at 100%.

3. Lower the Polling rate of the device if possible to under 1000. This should at least reduce the frequency of the issue for now if not eliminate it.

4. Reduce the sensitivity of the mouse either in its custom software or in windows and compensate via the other way. (IE if you reduce the sensitivity in Windows, increase it in the app or vice versa. See if that helps)

5. Try toggling the hardware cursor option in WoW under system options.

6. Temporarily uninstall any custom software such as Corsair Utility Engine, Logitech Gaming app, RoG Game First, Razer Synapse and the like. 

7. Try toggling between fullscreen windowed and windowed fullscreen see if that affects the issue at all.

8. Now this one seems weird but it has been an issue with multiple monitor setups specifically due to how the raw input data is handled by Windows when moving the move across monitors. Temporarily disable all but your main monitor. If this stops the issue and if possible, try changing the connection type for the monitor in question, IE: Swap between HDMI, DisplayPort or DVI. See if the issue goes away on any of those different connections.

Now again if none of this solves the issue, we are looking at it and I recommend posting in the bug report forums to help our QA teams dig into this further.

FIX: file may have been changed by another user since you last saved it. In that case, what do you want to do?

We’ll be going through: “file may have been changed by another user since you last saved it. In that case, what do you want to do?”file may have been changed by another user since you last saved it. In that case, what do you want to do?

tutorial – File may have been changed by another user since last saved it
  1. Click start and open run (or Press windows + R)
  2. Type in Regedit
  3. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel\Options
    **** For Office 2013 use 15.0  ****
    **** For Office 2010 use 14.0  ****
  4. You can copy paste the key in the top:
    file may have been changed by another user since you last saved it. In that case, what do you want to do?
  5. Click Edit > make a new DWORD Value
  6. Name it QFE_Saskatchewan
  7. Right click QFE_Saskatchewan and click modify
  8. Type 2 for value.

From Microsoft:

When you type this value, Excel will always flush the file cache before the program obtains the time stamp. (This should resolve the problem most of the time.) Or, type 1 to have Excel disable the time stamp check and suppress the dialog in every case.

Note We do not recommend disabling the time stamp check.

If this does not fix it for you, please try this:

We noticed this issue after we applied the SP2 for Office 2010/Win7 Pro SP1 environment.  The registry fix did not work for me either.  Before we attempted to roll-back the update.  It was noted in another forum that this issue occurred on a spreadsheet that was created in the older .xls format and/or had macros. So in our case, we did a SAVE AS a .xlsx file on the affected spreadsheet and that seems to resolve the issues we are having.  

If this didn’t solve your issue, but you’ve found a different one for “file may have been changed by another user since you last saved it“. Please comment below!

poll:

I usually create a short and long tutorial. Yet I wonder if users actually use the long tutorial. This is the first tutorial without a longer tutorial with screenshots.
Could you post below what you prefer?

FIX: Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver

The error you’re receiving is: Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver

In this post I’ll explain to you how you can solve this issue.

This alert may occur for various activities on your laptop. As an example, I found the alert while trying to update my NVIDIA driver from the NVIDIA Control Panel. The message has “clearly” nothing to do with NVIDIA if  it says Intel, Don’t you think?

No, it was not a NVIDIA problem for me, but updating the driver uses the built-in intel video card.

Can't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver
Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver

There is a short guide for the techies among us, and for the less experienced users I have a manual with screenshots

Short tutorial – Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver

  1. Open your explorer
  2. Right click “This PC”
  3. Click Properties
  4. click on Device Manager
  5. Open the tab Display Adapters
  6. Right click your Intel driver
  7. Choose Update Driver
  8. Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  9. Wait for your driver to be updated.
  10. Restart your PC and try again!
Long tutorial (with screenshots)

Go to start and search for File Explorer Can't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverRight click “this PC” on the left
Click on PropertiesCan't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverClick on Device manager on the leftCan't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverOpen Display Adapters
Right click the intel driver
Click on update driver
Can't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverSelect Search automatically for updated driver software
Wait for the Intel driver to be updatedCan't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverCan't find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driverRe-start your PC and see if it works 🙂

If this fails, you can try to download the driver manually from Intel.
Locate the driver’s name and download the correct driver.
Open the .exe and run the installation.
Restart the PC and see if this has helped.

If all of this failed, please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do for you.

I’d also appreciate a comment when you’ve successfully resolved your error!

FIX: Deployment and application do not have matching security zones

I ran into the following error message while downloading a content search within Security & Compliance in Office 365.

“Deployment and application do not have matching security zones”

Deployment and application do not have matching security zones
Deployment and application do not have matching security zones

This is a generic error for all Microsoft Windows Applications (CSharp). So if you’re here due to another download or installation this could also fix it for you.

Deployment and application do not have matching security zones FIX

There was quite an easy fix for me:
I downloaded the rapport in Google Chrome.
It downloaded to my downloads folder and from there I tried to open it. Because you already downloaded it, it will try use your default web browser. Google Chrome is my default browser but it cannot cope with it. It will show you an error because it’s not using Internet Explorers security settings. Firefox actually gives the same error.

You should try downloading the export in Internet Explorer. This will download the application directly in your browser and your export should be succesful.

This could be the quick fix for you, but if not I suggest you’d go to codeketchup.blogspot.nl for more about this error.

Why would this not work from other browsers?

Like I already stated in the solution, Google Chrome, Firefox or any other browser does not use the IE security settings.
The application will try to check if your security zones match with his, and if there are no security settings it will throw in the error.

Many problems you encounter in while browsing can be solved by trying a different browser first. Every browser has it’s flaws and this is one of them for Chrome or Firefox.

Leave a comment if the issue keeps persisting. I will try to help you and see what I can do for you.
As I already recommended do not forget to take a look at: codeketchup.blogspot.nl

FIX: Changes have been made that affect the global template

This tutorial is the solution for a common error in word:  “Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?”
There are 2 hot fixes and both of them are in the short version and long version. The longer version is with screenshots.

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?
Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

Short FIXES – Changes have been made that affect the global template

1st short fix:
Using this hotfix has one downside. If you do use templates and you want to save them; Microsoft Word wont prompt for this!

  • Make sure you’ve opened Microsoft Word
  • Click on the tab File
  • Go to Advanced
  • Scroll down until you find the heading Save
  • Uncheck the box Prompt to save Normal template

2nd short fix:

  • Close all your Microsoft Office application (Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Go to this folder:
    C:\Users\Bas\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
    Your folder is not exactly the same though! You’re a different user.
    You could try this:
    \\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
  • Re-name the normal.dot to something like OLD_normal.dot
  • This should’ve fixed it.

Longer FIXES with screenshots

1st short fix:

Make sure you’ve opened Microsoft Word

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

Open File in Microsoft Word

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

Go to Advanced and scroll to save uncheck the box Prompt before saving Normal Template

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

2nd short fix:

1. We will have to make hidden folders visible before we continue. If you know how to do this, or if you already have this configured go to step 7. If you don’t continue with the steps.

Open your File Explorer and click on View

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

2. Find options in the right corner and click on options
Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

3. Open Change folder and search options.Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

4. Open the tab ViewChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

5. Scroll down to Hidden files and folders and check Hidden files and foldersChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

6. Click Apply and OKChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

7. Open the File Explorer and go to \\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

If you used the path go to step 14. If you didn’t follow the next steps.

Open OSChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?
Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

8. Open the folder Users

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?
Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

9.Open the current Username for me that’s Bas

10. Open the folder AppDataChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?
Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

11. Open the folder Roaming

12. Open the folder MicrosoftChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

13. open the folder TemplatesChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

14. In this folder you’ll find the file Normal.dot Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

15. Right click Normal.dot and re-name it. You could use OLD_Normal.dotChanges have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?

What causes this error?

This issue may occur if any one of the following conditions is true:

  • The Prompt before saving Normal template option is turned on.
  • An add-in or a macro that is changing the global template is installed on the computer. For example, this issue may occur the following add-in is installed on the computer:
    • Stamps.com Internet postage

    An add-in may add one or more of the following items to the computer:

    • A WLL file
    • A template
    • A COM add-in
    • An automatic macro
  • The computer is infected with a macro virus that changes the global template (Normal.dotm).

FIX: Error 0xc0000022 after opening legacy applications

I had just downloaded the Rollercoaster Tycoon (rct2) ISO to find myself some nostalgia.
After a short installation, the game did not start and I received the error: 0xc00022.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.

Oh no, no nostalgia??
Aii… there are a few things we can try, but I’ll show you what worked for me first.

This is a common error for legacy applications or games that miss necessary .dll files.

Short Tutorial 0xc0000022:

option 1
  • Go to Start
  • Open the Control Panel
  • Search for Turn windows features on or off]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
  • Check Legay Components
  • And check DirectPlay
  • Click Ok
  • Try to open your legacy game. For me this was Rollercoaster Tycoon.
option 2
  • Right click the Game Icon
  • Click Properties
  • Open the Compatibility tab
  • Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  • Search for the right Windows version when your legacy app came out

Long Tutorial (Screenshots):

Option 1 – 0xc0000022

Search for the Control Panel in Start.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.

Search for Turn windows features on or off in the Control Panel search tab.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.

Scroll down and search for Legacy Components & DirectPlay.
Make sure to check both.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
Option 2 – 0xc0000022

Right click the legacy app icon and open Properties.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.

Open Compatibility and check Run this program in compatibility mode for:
Find the right Windows Version

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
The application was unable to start correctly

I hope this fixed it for you. I cannot think of anything else what could fix it, but if you’ve found another solution please post it in the comments for others to see!

 

FIX: Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends RADS Error

I provide you with 3 possible solutions. All of them are in a short and long guide.

Could not connect to the HTTP server. Please check that your internet connection is enabled and that your firewall is not blocking access.
Could not connect to the HTTP server. Please check that your internet connection is enabled and that your firewall is not blocking access.

3 Short FIXES – League of Legens RADS Error

For a better tutorial to fix Could not connect to the http server use the Longer version. In the Longer version are the same steps as the short one, but with screenshots!

1 – re-configure LoL system.cfg file
  • Find your League of Legends Directory
    Your LoL directory is usually on C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\
  • Find: C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\system
  • Find the file System.cfg
  • Re-name it to System-old.cfg
  • Create a new notepad file and copy paste this:DownloadPath = /releases/live
    DownloadURL = l3cdn.riotgames.com
    Region = EUW
  • Save the new file under System.cfg in the directory you’ve opened: C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\system

Try to re-run the League of Legends Patcher.

2 – Change your DNS settings to use Google DNS.
  • Go to your Network and sharing center
  • Go to Change network settings
  • Right click your Network Adapter, select Properties
  • Find Internet Protocol version 4, click properties
  • Select Use the following DNS server address
  • For Prefered DNS server use 8.8.4.4
  • For Alternate DNS server use 8.8.8.8

Try to re-run the LoL Patcher.

3 – Turn of your windows firewall
  • Search for Windows Firewall on your computer
  • Go to Turn Windows Firewall on or off
  • Turn off your Firewall for Private – try to re-run LoL Patcher
  • If that didn’t work turn off for Public, but be sure to turn it back on when you’re doing other things!

Try to re-run the LoL Patcher.

 3 Longer FIXES – Could not connect to the http server.

In the Longer version are the same steps as the short one, but with screenshots!

1 – RE-CONFIGURE LOL SYSTEM.CFG FILE

Find your League of Legends Directory
Your LoL directory is usually on C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\
Mine is on my D:\

could not connect to the http server
Could not connect to the HTTP server

Find: C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\system
Find the file System.cfg

could not connect to the http server league of legends
Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends

Re-name it to System-old.cfg

League of Legends RADS Error
League of Legends RADS Error

Create a new notepad file.

League of Legends RADS Error
League of Legends RADS Error

Re-name it system.cfg

Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends
Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends

Open the file with notepad and copy/paste this in it:

DownloadPath = /releases/live
DownloadURL = l3cdn.riotgames.com
Region = EUW

League of Legends RADS Error
League of Legends RADS Error

Try to re-run the League of Legends Patcher.

2 – CHANGE YOUR DNS SETTINGS TO USE GOOGLE DNS.

Go to your Network and sharing center
Go to Change Adapter settings

League of Legends RADS Error
League of Legends RADS Error

Right click your Network Adapter, select Properties

League of Legends RADS Error
League of Legends RADS Error

Find Internet Protocol version 4, click properties

Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends
Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends

Select Use the following DNS server address
For Prefered DNS server use 8.8.4.4
For Alternate DNS server use 8.8.8.8

Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends
Could not connect to the HTTP server League of Legends

Try to re-run the LoL Patcher.

3 – TURN OF YOUR WINDOWS FIREWALL

Search for Windows Firewall on your computer
Go to Turn Windows Firewall on or off

Turn off your Firewall for Private – try to re-run LoL Patcher

If that didn’t work turn off for Public, but be sure to turn it back on when you’re doing other things!

Try to re-run the LoL Patcher.

FIX: Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra The name was not found

A few days ago I tried installing Exchange 2016 on a 2016 server. 
I kept getting the below error:

Install-WindowsFeature : ArgumentNotValid: The role, role service, or feature name is not valid:
‘Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra’. The name was not found.
At line:1 char:1
+ Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra –Restart
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra:String) [Install-WindowsFeature], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NameDoesNotExist,Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Commands.AddWindowsFeatureCommand”

Install-WindowsFeature : ArgumentNotValid: The role, role service, or feature name is not valid
Install-WindowsFeature : ArgumentNotValid: The role, role service, or feature name is not valid

Exchange 2016 CU3

A quick Google search showed me this:

Unfortunately, Exchange 2013 will not be supported on Windows Server 2016 at all. Exchange 2016 will be supported on Windows Server 2016 at GA, however Exchange 2016 it is not guaranteed to work on TP5. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Network and directory server requirements for Exchange 2016

ComponentRequirement
Domain controllersAll domain controllers in the forest need to be running one of the following:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
Active Directory forestThe Active Directory forest functionality level needs to be at Windows Server 2008 or higher.
DNS namespace supportExchange 2016 supports the following domain name system (DNS) namespaces:

  • Contiguous
  • Noncontiguous
  • Single label domains
  • Disjoint

For more information about DNS namespaces supported by Exchange, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2269838, Microsoft Exchange compatibility with Single Label Domains, Disjoined Namespaces, and Discontiguous Namespaces.

IPv6 supportIn Exchange 2016, IPv6 is supported only when IPv4 is also installed and enabled. If Exchange 2016 is deployed in this configuration, and the network supports IPv4 and IPv6, all Exchange servers can send data to and receive data from devices, servers, and clients that use IPv6 addresses. For more information, see IPv6 support in Exchange 2013.

For more click here.

To fix this you can install Exchange 2016 CU3, instead of Exchange 2013.

You can download Exchange 2016 CU3 from here.

Install the CU on your windows 2016 server.

See below, I managed to install Exchange 2016:

"Install-WindowsFeature : ArgumentNotValid: The role, role service, or feature name is not valid: 'Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra'. The name was not found.
Install-WindowsFeature : ArgumentNotValid: The role, role service, or feature name is not valid: ‘Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra’. The name was not found.

TUTORIAL: Export database phpMyAdmin – Export database MySQL

Is it phpMyAdmin or mySQL?
The difference between these two is that mySQL is a  database server with command tools and phpMyAdmin is the webapplication for mySQL.

So in short they’re the same.

I’ve made 2 short guides to export and import a database in mySQL / phpMyAdmin.
And 2 long guides for the same thing, but step by step with screenshots. Scoll down to the appropriate guide.

Short guide – Export database phpMyAdmin / mySQL

  1. Open your cPanel
  2. Find the phpMyAdmin button
  3. Select the database you would like to export
  4. Click Export
  5. Select Quick as Export method.
  6. View the Settings
  7. Select the appropriate format
  8. Click Go

The selected database will be exported and downloaded.

Short guide – Import Database phpMyAdmin / mySQL

  1. Open your cPanel
  2. Find the phpMyAdmin button
  3. Browse to the Import file
  4. View the Settings
  5. Select the appropriate format
  6. Click Go

The selected database will be imported.

Long guide – Export database mySQL / phpMyAdmin

  1. Go to your webhosting login page
  2. Open your cPanel
  3. Find the phpMyAdmin button.
  4. Open phpMyAdmin. See the screenshot:
Export database mysql | Export database phpmyadmin
Export database mySQL | Export database phpMyAdmin
  1. Select the appropriate Database
  2. Click on Export
Export database mySQL - Export database phpMyAdmin
Export database mySQL – Export database phpMyAdmin
  1. Select Quick if you don’t know what you’re doing
  2. Choose the appropriate format, again: if you don’t know what you’re doing select SQL
  3. Click Go to export the Database.
Export database mySQL - Export database phpMyAdmin
Export database mySQL – Export database phpMyAdmin

Exporting a database is easy, but importing a database is just as easy or maybe even easier.

Long guide – Import database mySQL / phpMyAdmin

  1. Go to your webhosting login page
  2. Open your cPanel
  3. Find the phpMyAdmin button.
  4. Open phpMyAdmin. See the screenshot:
Import database mysql | Import database phpmyadmin
Import database mySQL | Import database phpMyAdmin
  1. Click the Import button
  2. Browse to the appropriate file
  3. Select utf-8
  4. Don’t uncheck the Partial Import
  5. Select the appropriate format: default is SQL
  6. Click Go
Import database in mysql with phpMyAdmin webGUI
Import database in mysql with phpMyAdmin webGUI

That’s it. If you need more help please comment below.
This is a refurbished post. The old post is re-directed to this one.

TUTORIAL: Sync server time NTP

The time on the Source Server must be within 5 minutes of the time on the Destination Server, and the date and time zone must be the same on both servers. If the Source Server is running in a virtual machine, the date, time, and time zone on the host server must match that of the Source Server and the Destination Server. To help ensure that Windows SBS 2008 is installed successfully, you must synchronize the Source Server time to the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server on the Internet.


Short version: Sync server time NTP

  1. Open Command Prompt as Aministrator
  2. Run: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:YOURSERVERNAME /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update
  3. Run: Net stop w32time
  4. Run: Net start w32time
  5. You’re finished.
set server time ntp
Set server time ntp

Longer version: Sync server time NTP

  1. Go to start.
  2. search for Command Prompt
  3. Right click Command Prompt
  4. Run as administrator
sync server ntp
Sync server ntp

TIP: We cannot change the Sync server time NTP without running Command Prompt (CMD) as Administrator.

Active Directory can’t work correctly (or at all) if the clock is not synchronized around domain controllers/member machines. Computers that are more than 5 minutes out of sync will not authenticate which is configurable by GPO.

We can use the Windows Time Service for clock synchronization: W32Time.

Run the following command in Command Prompt.

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:YOURSERVERNAME /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

What is “YOURSERVERNAME? Your server name is the NTP server aka PDC Emulator FSMO Role.

set server time ntp
Set server time ntp

If you get the following error: “The following error occurred: The service has not been started. (0x80070426)” then please continue.

If you see “The command completed successfully.” scroll to the next step.

As the error states your W32tm service is not running. Run “net start w32time” in CMD:

The following error occurred: The service has not been started. (0x80070426)
Net start w32time – The following error occurred: The service has not been started. (0x80070426)

Congrats! the server NTP time is correct now, but we’re not done yet.

We still have to go through two small steps. We need to re-start the service before the time is synchronized.  In the next step we’ll stop the service and then re-start the service.

  1. Type net stop w32time
  2. Type in Net start w32time
    See the gif below:
set server time ntp
Set server time ntp

We’re truly finished now. May there be something please comment below!

This is my very first refurbished blog post. My old one named “TUTORIAL: Synchronize server with NTP server” has a 301 re-direct to the new one.