[ntp:questions] ntp-4.2.8p1 ntpd unable to start as service

Naren P nvap23 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 23:18:09 UTC 2015

Hello All,
I was able to build ntp-4.2.6p5 dated 24-DEC-2011 with openssl-1.0.2a using
VS2008 and use the same under windows 7 x64 environment without any issues.

But, when I build ntp-4.2.8p1 dated 04-Feb-2015 with openssl-1.0.2a using
VS2008 or VS2013 x32 or x64 bit and attempt to use the same under windows 7
x64 environment, I see the following error:

ntpd -g -N -c ntp.conf
ntpd: unable to start as service:
The service process could not connect to the service controller.
Use -d, -q, -n, -?, --help or --saveconfigquit to run interactive.

There do not seem to be any changes in the ntpd arguments for the ones I am
attempting to use.
Could you please help me understand, what I am missing?


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