How To Synchronize Windows VPS Clock With Internet Time Server? Print

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Sometimes your Windows VPS may drift away from the correct time by as many as a few seconds to a few minutes. Keeping your VPS time up to date is essential, as inaccurate system time may cause many problems. For example, your time-critical scheduled jobs might run at the incorrect time, or emails sent from your server might have incorrect time stamps.

To fix this, Windows systems have a built-in time synchronization scheduler that automatically synchronizes your VPS clock with the Windows time server. Apart from the Windows time server, you can also use any time servers maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this article, we will explain the steps to synchronize your VPS clock with remote time servers.


1. Click on the Windows clock at your desktop's bottom right. It will pop up the time and date information.

2. Click on the Change Date and Time Settings link at the bottom.

Windows Clock

3. In the Date and Time window, select the Internet Time tab.

Date and Time

4. Click on the Change Settings button.

Internet Time

5. From the Server drop-down, select one of the time servers and click on the Update now button.

Select Time Serve

6. Click on the OK button twice to save the changes

By default, windows systems sync clock every 7 days (604,800 seconds). If you wish to sync your VPS clock more often than the default, you can change the sync interval time via registry editor (regedit).

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