Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
A time source (also known as a time provider or an input provider) represents a source protocol for acquiring time samples. Windows includes a Network Time Protocol (NTP) time source with the Windows Time service.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
If a computer has been designated as a time provider, it can send the time on to any computer requesting time synchronization at any point in this process.
The Windows Time service time synchronization process involves the following steps: