could not start the windows time service on local computer error 2

Cannot Update system clock from Internet Time.

After double click of time display in Task-bar, the Date and Time Properties window is shown.
Next I click Internet Time tab then click Update now - this produces the following message...

"An error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization. The RPC server is unavailable"

Next I clicked Start > Control Panel > Administrative Services > Services > Windows Time
I click Start the service and get the following message...

"could not start the windows time service on local computer.
 error 2:  The system cannot find the file specified"

Help!  What now?
 

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Last updated August 1, 2018 Views 4,475 Applies to:
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Hi,

 

Were there any changes made on the computer prior to the issue?

 

I would suggest you to follow these steps and check if it works:

a. Click on Start.

b. Click on Run.

c. Type these commands one by one and press Enter after each command:

NET STOP W32TIME

W32TM /Register

NET START W32TIME

d. Test the issue.

Rohit S

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Hi,

 

Glad to know that the issue has been resolved. If you have any further issues on the computer, please post your question regarding Windows and we will be happy to help you.

Rohit S

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