Windows Time (W32Time) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Windows Time (W32Time)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Windows Time"?

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A

"Windows Time (W32Time)" is a Windows Server 2012 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.

Detailed information on "Windows Time" service:

Service name: W32Time
Display name: Windows Time
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Dependencies: None

"Windows Time" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Windows Time" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not concerned about synchronization of time on the network, you can disable "Windows Time" to improve system performance and security.

 

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