In the midst of an interesting (and honestly titled) list of Random Vista Thoughts, Chris Lanier says:
Time synchronization still seems to not work. Hardly ever worked in Windows XP too.
For grins, I opened the Date and Time Control Panel, went to the Internet Time tab, and was greeted with this:
OK, first of all, that is a godawful error message. The peer’s stratum is less than the host’s stratum? Wha’? Whoever wrote that should have their keyboard taken away for a month. But this little experience reminded me of something that I’ve seen for so many years I’ve lost count:
The server at time.windows.com does not work reliably.
It’s practically second nature for me to change the time server to one of the U.S. Government servers. There are several on the drop-down list that ships with Windows by default. You can also add your own just by filling in the address here and clicking Update Now:
That server (located in Boulder, Colorado) is physically close to my location here, and it seems to work reliably. You’ll probably have best luck finding a server close to your physical location. If you want more choices, check this link:
Update: Serdar suggests this link, which works worldwide: