"SynchronizeTime" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 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: 
History: 
   Information 3:24:00 Task completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action started
   Information 8:00:48 Task started
   Information 8:00:48 Created task process
   Information 8:00:48 Task triggered by user
   ...

Programe file information about "sc.exe":

File name: sc.exe
File path: C:\Windows\system32\sc.exe
File size: 66560 bytes
Last modified time: 7/25/2012 11:08:39 PM
File description: Service Control Manager Configuration Tool
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"sc.exe" is scheduled to run with no triggers to start "w32time" service

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

 

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