KB914387 - Daylight savings time update release date?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Tom Steger, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Tom Steger

    Tom Steger Guest

    Does anyone know the release date for the global time zone update which will
    include changes for the United States DST change?

    The blurb on the MS web site (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=914387)
    says:

    "Microsoft is waiting for the decision of the Canadian government to see
    whether Canada will follow the daylight saving time changes in the United
    States or if Canada will follow a different standard."

    Well, Canada said yes.

    The MS site also says it will be released November 2006, but we need to
    change the back end of our email systems and don't want users sending and
    accepting appointments until the workstations have this patch applied.

    Thanks

    Tom S
     
    Tom Steger, Nov 2, 2006
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  2. There is no 'update'. You use the tzedit.exe utility or timezone.exe utility
    (both available in the Resource Kit) to change a reference computer to the
    new start and end dates for DST, and then export the registry key to the
    rest of your systems. I would expect to see permanent redefinitions of the
    time zone start/stop dates in the next service pack.

    Configure the daylight saving time settings
    Use the Time Zone Editor (Tzedit.exe) utility
    Use the Time Zone Editor (Tzedit.exe) utility to set new daylight saving
    time start and end dates for your time zone. This utility is included in the
    Resource Kit for your version of Windows.

    Method 1: Manually configure daylight saving time dates

    Method 2: Export the registry key information (created from the use of
    tzedit.exe in "Method 1")

    Method 3: Use a logon script (to import the exported key info from "Method
    2")

    Use the Daylight Saving Time Update (Timezone.exe) utility
    Use the Daylight Saving Time Update (Timezone.exe) utility to update the
    daylight saving time start and end dates for the current time zone in the
    registry. This command-line tool is included in the Resource Kit for your
    version of Windows.

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    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx
    And, everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Nov 3, 2006
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  3. Tom Steger

    Tom S Guest

    Tom S, Nov 3, 2006
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  4. Tom Steger

    Tom S Guest

    And reading the previous link further, I saw that it will be released
    December 12th.

    Never mind....
     
    Tom S, Nov 3, 2006
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  5. Tom Steger

    Hank Arnold Guest

    If my operation is completely within the Eastern US zone, do I need to
    worry about this??

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
     
    Hank Arnold, Nov 3, 2006
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  6. Tom Steger

    Asher_N Guest

    Yes you do. The update will change WHEN the changes occur. Unles you want
    your computer clocks out of sync.
     
    Asher_N, Nov 3, 2006
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  7. Tom Steger

    Asher_N Guest

    Appointments are kept in UTC anyway. The TZ only instructs the computer
    as to which offset to use. You can set appointments now as long as the
    patch is applied before the next DST change.
     
    Asher_N, Nov 3, 2006
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  8. Tom Steger

    Tom Steger Guest

    I believe that may depend on your calendaring software. If the client does
    not have the patch and the server does, any appointments you make during the
    new DST periods will reflect the old DST settings and will not change
    because they are dependent on the client settings at the time the
    appointment was created.

    I don't know if this is true for all software but it is for ours.
    Appointments are kept in UTC anyway. The TZ only instructs the computer
    as to which offset to use. You can set appointments now as long as the
    patch is applied before the next DST change.
     
    Tom Steger, Nov 3, 2006
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  9. Thank you for the clarification, Tom. It looks like the KB article is
    intended for /unsupported/ platforms.

    I didn't know about the utility already in testing. (It occurs to me that if
    these values can be set by registry changes, then it should be a trivial
    task to develop a Group Policy template to set those registry values at
    will!)


    Here's the answer to the question of WHEN.. it's in the link you provided<g>

    The Windows updates are currently planned to be available for production
    deployment for all customer starting in mid-November 2006 through Microsoft
    Download Center. The update will be available via Windows Update, Automatic
    Update, and WSUS starting on December 12, 2006. Updates will be posted to
    this site as the final deployment date approaches.

    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx
    And, everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Nov 3, 2006
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  10. Tom Steger

    Anu Skariah Guest

    I have not heard of an exact date for this patch release/s as of today for
    DST. I am eagrly waiting to test it as soon as it comes out. .exe file
    name's are listed at the below link for various platforms, but not the actual
    file.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924840/#appliesto
     
    Anu Skariah, Nov 8, 2006
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