"SynchronizeTime" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: SynchronizeTime
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization
Description: 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.
Actions: %windir%\system32\sc.exe start w32time task_started
Triggers: At 1:00 AM every Sunday
   Information 8:13:01 Task completed
   Information 8:13:01 Action completed
   Information 8:13:01 Action Started
   Information 8:13:01 Task Started

Program file information about "sc.exe":

File name: sc.exe
File path: C:\Windows\system32\sc.exe
File size: 45056 bytes
Last modified time: 7/13/2009 9:39:35 PM
File description: A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"sc.exe" is scheduled to run once a week to start "w32time" service.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" enabled as a scheduled task.


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