[ntp:questions] Issues installing ntpd on Win 7
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue May 6 10:28:25 UTC 2014
On 06/05/2014 10:03, mike cook wrote:
> I don't know whether this has been aired here or on the google site, but I had an issue when installing NTP in a non system folder. It was working fine before from the Programs x86 system folder, can't remember the version though. I followed your web page instructions, but NTP fails to start. Also tried deinstalling and re-installing in the x86 folder, same result. The reason that it won't start is that It can not open a session as the ntp account ( ./ntp) username unknown or password incorrect, error id 1326. This is probably due to the fact that I had forgotten my original password and when prompted by the the install procedure, modified the current one but it seems that it did not take effect. I was able to work round this by declaring a new account. I have as yet been unable to find a way of removing the ./ntp account. It does not appear in the user admin dialog box.
I've had similar reports of people who lost their NTP account password.
I would expect you could delete the account perhaps by running the
user manager as Administrator, or something like that.
Actually, I just checked and with Windows-7/64 in a workgroup, not a
domain, I can see the NTP account I created....
Maybe someone more expert in recent Windows versions can comment?
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