"Windows Time - W32Time.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Time" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Time" service related to W32Time.dll?

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A

"Windows Time" is a Windows 7 service that "Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "Windows Time" service is provided by W32Time.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Time" service:

Service name: W32Time
Display name: Windows Time
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Start type: Manual
Service status: Started
Dependencies: None

"Windows Time" service is provided by a DLL file called: W32Time.dll:

Name: W32Time.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\W32Time.dll
Description: Windows Time Service
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 282 KB (288,768 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:16:17 PM

Disabling "Windows Time" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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