This simple executable realigns your system clock with your choice of atomic timeservers, but it lacks robust features found in others in its class. Network Time Client has a tiny, uncomplicated interface with header menus for program configuration and setting the time. Use the configuration mode to quickly check the availability of timeservers from a list of nearly 50 servers and set primary and backup timeservers. The program runs once, and you must hit Set time to resynchronize; automatic synchronization options are not available. We did like the application's capability to synchronize your server time and redistribute it to all connected computers, a nice feature for LAN users. However, to access that feature, you must use another bundled program icon. Although it doesn't have the advanced features that other time-correction applications offer, Network Time Client would be useful to users seeking no-frills freeware to keep their PC clock accurate.
What's new in version 1.2
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedJuly 3, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
The Network Time Client connects to a time server through the Internet, gets the current time, and adjusts the clock of your PC. This software uses the DAYTIME protocol and is RFC-867 compliant. Usually, time servers are synchronized using an atomic clock. However, the DAYTIME protocol doesn't support the transfer of the exact time (down to 1 millisecond) but your system time should be at least within 500ms (half a second) of the 'real' atomic time. From now on, e-mails, Office documents, log entries will have the exact time and not just an 'approximative' value.