Finally I found that policies get stored in the registry as well.
After renaming the following keys in :
CONFIG to _CONFIG
PARAMETERS to _PARAMETERS
TIMEPROVIDERS to _TIMEPROVIDERS
and restarting w32time,
at last w32tm started reading the normal - documented - registry settings and this solved the problem for me as well.
( 8 hours wasted thanks to policy settings that do not appear in the policy editor or did I look in the wrong place?)
This was EXACTLY my problem. I have used a couple of days to solve this problem.
My PDC Emulator is running 2003 x64
I ran the "Group Policy Results Wizard" on our x86 DC and found out, that the settings came from the "Local Group Policy"
On the "Group Policy Challenged DC" I then ran MMC
Select "Group Policy Object Editor"
Select "Local Computer" as the "Group Policy Object" (This is the default value)
Go to "Local Computer Policy", "Computer Configuration", "Administrative Templates", "System", "Windows Time Service"
Make sure that the settings are "not configured", also under "Time Providers"
My settings was configured under "Time Providers" and after setting to "Not Configured" the settings imidiately dissapeared from the Registry key in the Quote, and did NOT come back.
This post has been edited by jrexa: 19 January 2010 - 09:46 AM