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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Fri Apr 3 03:10:33 UTC 2015

On 4/2/2015 7:18 PM, Naren P wrote:
> 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?

The binary is not installed as a service. How did you set up the service?


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