If any users have Windows 10 Computer which is connected with an Enterprise, then the Windows 10 Activation has completely depended on the KMS server of their company. Sometimes, if you received an error code 0Xc004f06C direct from the Software Protection Service with the message as KMS determined that request timestamp is invalid, then surely you need to fix few simple things on your computer only to resolve this error.
Whenever you see an error message like this:
One of the Software Licensing Service has been reported that the computer could not be activated easily. Also, the Key Management Service (KMS) determined that the requested timestamp is usually invalid.
This only means that Error 0Xc004F06C has occurred into your computer system. This error can commonly occur when users are trying to activate Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS client machines then that time you might get this error, but we have to resolve this error, and for this, we need to follow few simple steps.
Since the Volume Activation Message will always say that “The system time on the client computer is too different from the time on the KMS host,” as the error is very straightforward. However, the system time on the client computer, i.e. yours is too different from the time on the KMS host.
The time syncing is always an important part. Always be it on with the Internet Time Server or when you are with the Enterprises. Since your enterprise computer will always depend on a lot of things from the server including the security, and it has to be in sync with it.
Steps to Fix Windows Error 0XC004F06C
To fix this error, you need to change the system time on the client to sync with the KMS; this error was suggested you that you are using UTP or and is independent of Time Zone selection.
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Time Source
- For using NTP time source on your client machine, you have to change registry settings on your computer system.
- Now, open Registry Editor and go to: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient
- Then, change the value for “Enabled” to 1. It simply means that the NtpClient provider is now enabled in the current Time Service.
Note: if you are not able to edit the registry settings, then you will have to connect with the Admin to fix this error.
Active Directory Domain Services Time Source
Firstly you need to find out that whether your client is using ADDS time source, and for this you need to examine the REG_SZ value. Below we explain a few simple steps which help you in resolving the issue.
- Open Registry Editor and move towards the: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type.
- Then, carefully check the value REZ_SZ.
- Now, if the value is set is set to’Nt5DS’ then it means that the user computer is synchronizing their time with the help of Active Directory time hierarchy.
Note: if it is not the same, then you need to connect with the Admin to get it correctly configured.
Once the users are syncing with the KMS server, then this activation Error 0Xc004F06C should be easily resolved.
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