Problems with Time Zone & Daylight Savings Time

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Chris Noles, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Chris Noles

    Chris Noles Guest

    I have a client with Small Business Server 2003 and 5 Windows XP Professional
    workstations. They are in the Eastern Time Zone. When I setup the server I
    set it up to use Eastern Standard Time and configured it to Automatically
    adjust to Daylight Savings Time. The time on the server appeared to be
    correct at all times. I setup each workstations to get the time from the
    server via a login script (net time command). Each workstation was also
    setup to adjust for daylight savings time. For some reason, the workstations
    would jump 1 hour ahead. I thought that this could be an issue with
    "automatically adjust for daylight savings time", so I turned that option
    off. That would work for a little while, but then suddenly the workstations
    would jump an hour ahead of time. I even tried to turn off time
    syncronization and this would still happen.

    The only work around I could find was to change the time zone from Eastern
    Time to Indiana time where there is no daylight savings time change. That
    seems to have solved the problem temporarily, but we need to find a real

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Chris Noles, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. All the servers and workstations should be set for Eastern, with the
    "automatically adjust" option selected. Also, if you're seeing this in
    Outlook, there's a separate time zone setting in the calendar options.

    You shouldn't have to use net time on the workstations - XP boxes that are
    part of a domain should automatically sync to a DC in their default

    If you set all those things to eastern and auto adjust, and still have a
    problem, please post back. Or, search for the KB about registry entries for
    the windows time service and see if you can narrow it down.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 15, 2005
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  3. Chris Noles

    Chris Noles Guest


    I appreciate your response. I removed the "Net time" command from the login
    script, and I adjusted every workstation and the server to use Eastern
    Standard Time and set it to auto adjust for daylight savings time. I also
    verified that each workstation's Outlook time zone was configured to match.
    Time time was correct for about an hour or so, and then all of the sudden all
    appointments in Outlook dropped an hour behind once again just like before.

    I am not sure what else to do. There are no other service packs to install,
    and I have many clients with Small Business Server 2003 and none of them have
    ever had this problem. I am not sure if the problem is with the Server or
    Outlook? The client workstations have Outlook XP on them. 1 workstation has
    Outlook 2003.

    Chris Noles, Jul 27, 2005
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