"Windows Time - W32Time.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Time" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Time" service related to W32Time.dll?

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A

"Windows Time" is a Windows 8 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. " "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: 6.2.9200.16385
Size: 350 KB (358,400 bytes)
Modified: Wednesday, ‎July ‎25, ‎2012, ‏‎11:07:41 PM

Disabling "Windows Time" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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