Administering the Windows Time Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Time synchronization is critical for the proper operation of many Windows services and line-of-business applications. The Windows® Time service uses the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize computer clocks on the network so that an accurate clock value, or time stamp, can be assigned to network validation and resource access requests.

This guide provides information for administering the Windows Time service in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.

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Published: March 2005

Applies to: Windows Server 2003

Produced by: Microsoft Windows Server User Assistance team

Writer: Shala Brandolini

Editor: Justin Hall