Time server

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A Time Server is a computer (server) that keeps track of the current date and time and distributes that time to computers connected to it via a computer network. The server can be a locally connected computer or one that is located on the Internet. Most computers today will automatically sync with a time server to keep their computer clocks up-to-date. To manually update or change your Microsoft Windows time server follow the steps below.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

  1. Right-click on the Time and date in the bottom right corner of your window.
  2. Click Adjust date/time.
  3. Click the Internet Time tab.
  4. Click the Change settings button.
  5. Click the Update now button. In this screen you can also change the Time server if you don't want to use the default time.windows.com Time server.

Windows Time Server

Windows XP users

  1. Right-click on the Time and date in the bottom right corner of your window.
  2. Click Adjust date/time.
  3. Click the Internet Time tab.
  4. Click the Update now button. In this screen you can also change the Time server if you don't want to use the default time.windows.com Time server.

Network terms, Server, Time