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How to: enable display of seconds on the taskbar in Windows Server Build 25246+

Microsoft released a new Windows Server Insider Build 25246 the day before. Usually this event does not attract much attention, but last week there was no new build of Windows 11 for the Dev channel, and we will learn about some of the innovations from the Windows Server build.

User PhantomOfEarth noticed that in Windows Server Build 25246 it was possible to enable the display of seconds for the clock in the system tray of the taskbar. The function has not yet been officially announced, so it is hidden from prying eyes. However, you can always use the ViVeTool utility to forcibly enable this or that feature.

Note. Currently, you can enable the display of seconds on the taskbar only in Windows Server Build 25246 and newer builds. It is likely that this feature will also become available in future Windows 11 Dev Channel Insider Builds.

Instruction

  1. Download the ViVeTool utility by this link. This is a new version of ViveTool 0.3.2, details of which we have covered in our material.
  2. Unpack the downloaded archive to any place on your computer (for example, you can create a ViVeTool folder in the root of the C: drive and place the files there).
  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator (for example, by typing CMD in the search and selecting the appropriate item).
  4. In the command line, navigate to the folder with ViVeTool using the command cd /d , then press Enter. For example: cd /d "C:\ViVeTool"
  5. Enter command vivetool /enable /id:41314201 /store:both and press Enter.
  6. Make sure that the command line shows the message “Successfully set feature configuration”
  7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.
  8. Go to Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar -> Taskbar Behavior and check the box next to the “Show seconds with system tray clock” setting.

If you want to disable the feature, then use the command:

  • vivetool /disable /id:41314201 /store:both

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