In Window 10 Version 1511 there’s a new feature called Secure Time Seeding that is part of the Windows Time Service. The feature uses metadata from outgoing SSL connections to set the date & time for a computer. Where this feature has caused headaches in my experience is during mass deployment/imaging. It’s not uncommon for imaging networks to have limited connectivity, specifically a lack of internet access. Due to these networks lacking internet connectivity the computer will end up resetting the date & time to the last known value, which will end up being the date & time that your image was captured.
To resolve this issue you can perform one of the following.
- Apply Windows Updates/Inject Updates into your image
- Clear the W32time registry values and synchronize via NTP
To use this method run the commands below via an elevated command promt
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm.exe /resync /force
- Reconnect the computer to the internet/Reconfigure the network for internet access
- Disable Secure Time Seeding via Registry
To use this method run the following command at an elevated command prompt + restart the computer
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config /v UtilizeSslTimeData /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Additional detail can be found at the following KB article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3160312