The time service has not synchronized the system time for %1 seconds because none of the time service providers provided a usable time stamp. The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide the time to other clients or update the system clock. Monitor the system events displayed in the Event Viewer to make sure that a more serious problem does not exist.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 36
Source: w32time
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: MSG_TIME_SOURCE_NONE
Message: The time service has not synchronized the system time for %1 seconds
because none of the time service providers provided a usable time
stamp. The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide
the time to other clients or update the system clock. Monitor the
system events displayed in the Event Viewer to make sure that a more
serious problem does not exist.
   
Explanation

Windows Time Service cannot synchronize with its time source.

When a computer cannot synchronize with its source for a period of time, it will not provide the time to requesting clients. The local computer time cannot be updated until successful communication with the time source resumes.

Usually, this message does not indicate an immediate problem. However, it represents a condition that can cause problems if it continues for an extended period of time.

   
User Action

If the W32Time 36 message appears on a domain controller, verify that the computer can successfully communicate with other domain controllers in the domain. While a domain controller is in this condition, it will not provide the time to requesting clients. If the condition persists, it might result in problems downstream from the domain controller.

The W32Time 36 message is expected on domain controllers that are also PDC emulators for the forest root domain. The PDC emulator in the forest root domain is the root server in the time synchronization hierarchy and, by default, does not have a time source configured. The PDC emulator will continue to provide the time to clients despite its unsynchronized state. It is recommended that the PDC be configured with a reliable and secure time source, which normally prevents this condition.

If the W32Time 36 message appears on a computer that is not a domain controller, such as a home computer, business workstation, or member server, no user action is required. By default, these systems do not provide the time to requesting clients and should be the only computers affected by this event. After connectivity or communication with the time source is restored, the computer will resume synchronizing with its source.

In all cases, verify that there are no Event Viewer messages that report network connectivity or related issues.

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