[ntp:questions] w32time

Rob nomail at example.com
Sat Jun 19 09:07:51 UTC 2010


David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> "David Woolley" <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote in message 
> news:hvgor5$8hu$1 at news.eternal-september.org...
> []
>> The reference version was available for the Windows NT family long 
>> before W32Time.  It was available for versions of NT that never had 
>> W32Time.
>
> Interesting, David.  The earliest NTP file I have on the system here is 
> from September 2002, and it contains a reference:
>
> "May 07 1996  ANNOUNCE: Enhancements to the Windows NT port of XNTP 3.5"
>
> I no longer have systems running NT earlier than Windows 2000, so I can't 
> check which had W32time.  The earliest NT disk I have, though, is from 
> July 1992...

Windows NT had a time service, but at that time it was still called
TIMESERV.  It had its config in TIMESERV.INI instead of in the registry.

I guess it was a left-over from the times before the registry.
(OS/2 maybe?)




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