[ntp:questions] NTP aaccount password

mike cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Fri May 30 06:16:33 UTC 2014


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>> There are two parts to this. First is the account, which if Meinberg's
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>> installer is doing it correctly will be a restricted account with just a
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>> few privileges, and will not be a member of the Users group. The second
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>> part is that ntpd runs as a windows service and you need to have the
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>> password to the account running the service the same as the windows
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>> account. Having different passwords in the two places will cause the
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>> windows sevice to fail to start.
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>> Danny
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> Yes, this is the problem I am experiencing.  Trouble is, I cannot find that account.  I am looking in the registry for such restricted accounts but I have no idea where to look.

I had this same issue in windows 7 and couldn't find the answer, so I cheated.
I specified a different account "ntpd" when I installed it. 


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