Re: W32TIME service is fubar - HELP!
I had tried a blank PW by double clicking on the dots and then
pressing delete, but this didn't work. Backing up over the passwords
worked though . . . go figure! Thanks Andrew . . .
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:56:09 +1000, "Andrew McLaren"
>> the problem, so I attempted to change it back to "This Account: Local
>> System", but it won't accept the password which is there but hidden.
>> I am the only user on my PC and have not assigned a password to my
>> user account, but a blank password does not work with this service.
>> Can anyone tell me what the how to find a password for the W32TIME
>I am pretty sure the password for the "Local Service" account is blank -
>that is, you should delete any dots which appear in the password field
>before hitting okay. Backspace right up to the left hand margin of the
>If you still have problems after doing this, enter the account name in the
>form: "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" (without the quotes), and try again.
>It's okay to let this Local Service account have a blank password, because
>the account has a very restricted set of rights and permissions - for
>example, it cannot be used to log on to the machine interactively. There's
>no way in Windows 2000/XP/Vista to recover a password. The system never
>displays passwords as plain text. If you don't know a password, it is lost
>(apart from unofficial password-hacking methods).
>Hope it helps,