In order to maintain time synchronization CitectSCADA now installs a Windows service called TimeSyncService, which runs under the built-in LocalSystem account. This replaces the existing time synchronization server which is not compatible with Windows Vista. This purpose of this service is to maintain the time on the local computer against one or more time sources.
A Time synchronization utility is provided by CitectSCADA to assist you to configure time synchronization, and control the service as part of your administration environment. This utility requires administrator rights as it configures and controls a windows service. When run on Windows Vista with User Access Control (UAC) on, you will be prompted to elevate to an administrator. When run on earlier operating systems, the utility will exit after displaying an error if the current user is not an administrator on the local machine.