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Disable the Windows Time service

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Use this procedure to disable the Windows Time service if you choose to implement another time synchronization product that uses the NTP protocol.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure on the local computer, you must be a local Administrator on the PDC emulator. To perform this procedure on a remote computer, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group.

To disable the Windows Time service

  1. Open the Services snap-in.

  2. Right-click Windows Time, and select Properties. The Windows Time Properties dialog box appears.

  3. In the Startup type box, select Disabled from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click OK. Verify that the Startup Type for the time service appears as Disabled.

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