The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a standard for synchronizing computer system clocks via package-based communication networks. Although this is usually done via UDP, it can also be transported by other Layer 4 protocols such as TCP, for example. It was specially developed to enable reliable time relaying via networks with variable package runtimes.
The Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) is a simplified version of NTP. It is described in RFC 2030.
Follow the instructions to configure your local computer as NTP server. In this way you can synchronize other devices with the local PC.
||Open the registry editor via "Start -> Run... -> regedit".|
||Search for the code "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters".|
||Edit the "LocalNTP" value and set it to 1.
- If the "LocalNTP" value does not exist in your system, create a new DWORD value.
- 0 means deactivated, 1 means activated.
||Restart the computer to make the changes effective.|
The instructions below are for configuring the Windows time service for using an internal hardware clock and an external time source.
Changes in the Registry can lead to unexpected problems requiring you to reinstall your system. We cannot guarantee that problems arising from changes in the registry can be solved. Changes in the Registry are entirely at the user's own risk.