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Time Provider Service Functions

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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:

  • Input providers request and receive time samples from configured Network Time Protocol (NTP) time sources.
  • These time samples are then passed to the Windows Time Service Manager, which collects all the samples and passes them to the clock discipline subcomponent.
  • The clock discipline subcomponent applies all NTP algorithms and selects the best time sample.
  • The clock discipline subcomponent adjusts the time of the system clock to the most accurate time by either adjusting the clock rate or directly changing the time.

Events

Event ID Source Message

1

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' logged the following error: %2

2

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' logged the following warning: %2

3

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' logged the following message: %2

4

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' failed to start due to the following error: %2

5

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned the following error during shutdown: %2

8

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned an error when notified of a polling interval change. The error will be ignored. The error was: %2

9

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned an error when notified of a time jump. The error will be ignored. The error was: %2

10

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned an error when asked for time samples. The error will be ignored. The error was: %2

40

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' was stopped with error %2.

43

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider '%1' returned an error when notified of a network configuration change. The error will be ignored. The error was: %2

44

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider NtpClient encountered an error and was forced to shut down. The error was: %1

45

Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service

The time provider NtpServer encountered an error and was forced to shut down. The error was: %1

Related Management Information

Time Provider

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