Network access causes wrong file date
Posted on 1999-01-23
We have a network of Win95/98 machines, using the built
in MS networking, Netbios and TCP/IP. One of our systems
had a bad system disc, which was fixed by the manufacturer under
warranty. This system originally was running Win95 and we
had upgraded it to Win98, using a release version we got
from our MSDN subscription. When the machine came back,
they had put Win98 on it, but the graphics card and network
card were not set up correctly, so we re-installed them from
our Win98 disc.
Now we have a strange problem- anytime we create or touch
a file on this machine over the network from our other
95 or 98 machines, the date of the new or modified file
will have a date exactly 4 hours earlier than when it was
actually created, as viewed by the machine with the reloaded
OS. The date will appear correct to the machine that created
it over the network.
Likewise, if I create a file on the
machine with the reloaded OS, its date will be correct
on that machine, but will appear exactly 4 hours older
when viewed over the network by the other 95/98 machines.
Other than this date problem, the machine is working fine,
and as I described, it never has date problems with files
it created locally, only when viewed over or created over
We tried totally removing all the network support and drivers and reinstalling them, but it didn't help.
We don't want to have to reinstall the whole OS unless
we really have to since their a lot of applications set up
on this machine.
Anybody know how to fix this one?