As my scheduled Time Synchronization task has not worked since installation, I have been doing some minor tweaking. The task would always finish with code 0x5 which translates to Access denied
Which led me to accounts and privileges. Originally, it was set to run under NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account (security principal).
First I changed it to NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE. No game, 0x5 again.
So I went and had the President of the System do it
, i.e. NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. And, bingo. Result 0x0, Time Service started (and later shut down), time synchronized, the whole shebang. It works.
The funny thing is that the task seems to work on my Windows 7 Enterprise x86 under the NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE account, which has been set up like that there since installation (but, why is it different from my Ultimate x64
Therefore, I need feedback, preferably from Windows 7 x64 Ultimate users.
1. Does the Time Synchronization task in Task Scheduler work (Last Run Result 0x0)?
2. If not, does it fail with Last Run Result 0x5 (= ACCESS_DENIED)?
3. Which account (i.e. security principal) does it run under in either case?