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In Windows 7, you could get to the "Internet Time" settings by following the instructions in this Super User answer.

Now, I can get to this interface, but there is no option to set a custom NTP server or even see the current NTP server:

Windows 10 settings >> Time & language >> Date & time

I want to get to this dialog box:

Windows 7: Internet Time Settings

Where are "Internet Time Settings" in Windows 10?

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"Internet Time Settings" dialog box

  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Search for "Date and Time".
  3. Click on "Set the time and date".
  4. Click on the "Internet Time" tab.
  5. Click on "Change settings…".

Windows 10: Internet Time Settings

Registry key

You can still modify the default server registry key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers to set a custom NTP server.

Registry Editor for setting NTP servers

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For domain users, the domain controller (DC) will also be missing the Internet time, as well as all domain workstations. Once the Domain Controller is set to a manual peer, the workstations can run, from an elevated command prompt:

net time \\domaincontroller.domain.tld /set /y

to synchronise with the DC.

Example:

net time \\dc.domain.local /set /y

For virtual servers, the DC/member servers, clients will have issues even with these settings set on the DC. The core server controls it, and it does have the Internet Time tab, so you can set the manual peer there and then everything will work as it should, because virtual servers use the physical resources from the core server.

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For Windows 10, Creators update these settings can be found like this:

  1. Open Settings (Click on Windows Logo at lower left corner and then click the cog wheel)
  2. Select Time & language
  3. Under Related settings select Additional date, time & regional settings. A new window with the 'traditional' settings interface should now open.
  4. Click on Set the time and date. Another popup window opens.
  5. Select tab Internet Time and make your changes within Change settings...
  6. OK, OK, Close, Close... ;-)

Alternative way:

  1. Click the loupe (magnifying glass) at the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Start typing Control Panel and select it as soon as it appears within the results. The control panel opens.
  3. Type Time in the search field at the top right corner.
  4. Select Set the time and date. Another popup window opens.
  5. Select tab Internet Time and make your changes within Change settings...
  6. OK, OK, Close, Close... ;-)

Second alternative way:

  1. Open Settings (Click on Windows Logo at lower left corner and then click the cog wheel)
  2. Search for "date time".
  3. Click on Date and Time (not Date & time settings !). A popup window opens.
  4. Select tab Internet Time and make your changes within Change settings...
  5. OK, OK, Close, Close... ;-)
  • Does the accepted solution still work within the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703)? – Run5k Apr 18 '17 at 17:25
  • Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update the Control Panel can no longer be opened directly (right click on the windows logo). – ikellenberger Apr 19 '17 at 10:23
  • Yes, I understand that... but the accepted solution specifically says 1. Go to Control Panel. It doesn't say anything about how you need to right-click on the Windows logo. We always appreciate the contributions from our community members (including yours), but the fact remains that the accepted solution still works within the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). – Run5k Apr 20 '17 at 1:09
  • The accepted solution was valid at the time when it has been written, but since the advent of Creators Update Windows 10 is behaving slightly different. This solutions shows how to find things now (after installing Creators Update). – ikellenberger Apr 20 '17 at 9:23
  • To clarify, the accepted solution is still valid since there is nothing wrong with the directions within that answer. Your post is still a valuable contribution and we are grateful for your effort, but essentially it just describes three different ways to open the Control Panel. – Run5k Apr 20 '17 at 15:23

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