[ntp:questions] New Windows NTP Installer available

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Jul 31 16:28:45 UTC 2007

Ulrich Windl wrote:
> "David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> writes:
>> Heiko Gerstung wrote:
>>> Hi Gurus of Time!
>>> I am very happy to announce that we just released a new stable
>>> version of our NTP Installer for Windows, including ntp-4.2.4p3 and
>>> openssl-0.9.8e.
>> []
>>> Best Regards,
>>>  Heiko
>> Heiko,
>> There /may/ be another issue with Windows 2000, in that NTP is producing 
>> event-log messages about not being able to write ntp.drift.TEMP.  I 
>> checked the ntp.drift (actually in \WinNT\ in this installation) and it 
>> didn't have a permissions entry for the ntp account, so I have now changed 
>> the permissions to all-users, full control.  It's about 30 minutes before 
>> the next error message is due, so I'll try and check back then....
> Why not use %USERPROFILE% instead of "%SystemRoot% for state information?
> There may be also %TMP% or %TEMP% defined.  UNIX users always make a
> difference between program directories (which may be shared read-only) and
> data directories which should be writable and private).

It runs as a service and uses the service information. Can't use the
%USERPROFILE% that way. At some point I'll get the location added to the
 registry which will simplify things.


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