View Full Version : DST patch and Microsoft, what you you doing?
03-06-2007, 06:12 PM
I'm sure that you all are overrun with DST calls as am I. What are you doing about the customers who have stand alone computers..ie, not on a network, not on the Internet? I have been told that the Microsoft patch can only be done across the Internet to work correctly and there is no downloadable file that I can put on my memory stick and load it on a customers machine? If you patch the DDC system and don't patch the computer, sooner or later you'll download a bad date into a module...
03-06-2007, 07:05 PM
Microsoft has a program avaiable that lets you change the start and end dates for any time zone.
Save it to your desktop then run it.
If the link does not work go to microsoft.com and search "tzedit".
It's realy simple to use, all the other methods they show on Microsoft.com involve group policy or registery changes, way over my head.
I have used it on Win2000 and XPPro, I do not know if it runs on 98
03-06-2007, 07:26 PM
I have that file and I ran it on a customers machine. All indications is that it worked, but I was told by a fellow employee that Microsoft told him that you MUST me on the Internet to do it. They also said that there was no way to verify that the patch took.....
03-06-2007, 09:43 PM
I think it works, if you run it a second time the changes you made the first time are there. Guess I could set the date ahead on 1 computer to try it but it does come directly from Microsoft so it should work.
Oh wait, it comes from Microsoft. :eek: I better test it. :)
03-11-2007, 05:52 PM
Well you where right, TzEdit only worked on about 1/2 of the computers I ran it on and on the ones that it worked on the next internet time update puts it back to where it was.
Thanks again Microsoft.
Guess I will be revisiting every PC again this week, Going to turn off all windows time updates and daylight savings time corrections then install a standalone time program. I will point the standalone program at my server that will be setup as the network time server.
That way I will only have 1 computer that I need to wory about time on, the other computers will get their time from the server every 360 seconds.
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