Server 2008 R2 Windows Time Service Won't Start

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-11-01
Hello Experts,

Here is a problem.

I joined Windows 2008R2 server to exisitng domain consisting of 2 Windows 2003 servers.

1st Windows 2003 server is current domain controller
2nd Windows 2003 server former domain controller, recently demoted

I run regular steps: Adprep, Domain Prep on Windows 2003 server.
Then joined Server 2008 to exisitng domain and run DCPromo.
It looks like everything is working fine except Windows Time service on 2008 server will not start.
Error is 1792: Attemp was made to logon, but network logon service has not started.
Of course Net Logon service is running.

It is known issue on server 2003 after SP1 applied.  Remedy is to make sure that Windows
Time is using Local Service to logon.

I checked  Server 2008 registry: W32Time, Imagepath set to %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Default security policy is set correctly: LocalService is listed.
Default Group policy for Change Time is not defined.

Any other suggetions?

Please help.
Question by:Sashka54
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    Author Comment

    Two problems.
    1. This applies to Windows 7
    2. I do not have good computer to copy from
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    Expert Comment

    Work around ,

    if you don't have windows 7 it is OK as the win32 time service architecture for windows 2008 and windows 7 is similar

    and as for the good computer you can use your windows 2003 DC.

    Author Comment

    I will take a look.
    Thanks for suggestion.
    Any ideas on how to understand output of SC command?

    Author Comment

    On both servers security settings in SC command are indentical. I attached files.

    Accepted Solution

    I found problem.

    Here is a link.

    Netlogon needed LocalService in security Default Domain Policy

    Author Closing Comment

    Problem was solved

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