Time synchronisation in modern internet networks is necessary, all computers need to get the time as many applications, from sending an email to storing information are reliant on the personal computer knowing when the event happened.

From Microsoft Windows Server 2000 onwards has a time synchronisation utility built into the operating system called  Windows Time Service which can be configured to operate as a NTP server.Windows Server 2008 can easily settle the system clock to use UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) by accessing an Internet source.

To accomplish this, the user just has to double click the clock on the desktop and adjust the settings in the Internet Time tab.It must be noticed all the same, that Microsoft and other operating system manufacturers strongly advise that external timing references should be used as Internet sources can not be authenticated. Read more