[ntp:questions] Issues installing ntpd on Win 7

A C agcarver+ntp at acarver.net
Tue Apr 29 16:01:12 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-29 06:40, Jason Rabel wrote:
>> Ok, so on a whim I purged it completely from the system.  Installed from
>> scratch and the same problem occurred, no starting up of the process.  I
>> let the installation complete without letting it try to start the
>> service again.  Then I simply performed a "reinstall" where it detected
>> the existing installation and overwrote the files.  It performed an
>> update and suddenly the service starts up on its own.  I have no idea
>> why it did that but it took two back to back installations to fix it.
> When you said "Did an update" did you mean "windows update"?
> I did a quick google search from your first post with that error and it mentioned something about .NET needing to be installed?
> Maybe the windows update installed the necessary files since you said it was a fresh windows install.

No, the ntpd installer performed its own "update" which simply amounted
to rewriting all the files it had just installed but apparently added
libeay32.dll to the mix which wasn't present before.  windows Update had
already been done long before I tried to install ntpd.

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