Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service (vmictimesync) Defaults in Windows 8

Synchronizes the system time of this virtual machine with the system time of the physical computer.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service
Service name:vmictimesync
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmictimesync
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeSystemtimePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the vmictimesync service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_vmictimesync_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The vmictimesync service is using the ICSvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.