Synchronizing time

By default, the local Network Time Protocol (NTP) Client is enabled and synchronizes your computer’s clock to the Domain Controller. If you do not want your local NTP service to synchronize to the NTP service on the Domain Controller, explicitly disable the (Windows) Enable Windows NTP Client group policy. You can also synchronize to a different NTP server by specifying one in the Configure Windows NTP Client group policy.

To set these policies, in the Group Policy Editor, click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Windows Time Service > Time Providers. The following policies are available to control time synchronization settings.

  • Enable Windows NTP Client
  • Configure Windows NTP Client