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Computer time not holding the correct time.

Posted on 2008-10-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a computer that probably change the time automatically because the dayliight saving changes that won't happen until next week, I set the correct time and reboot but comes up with the incorrect time (1 hour behind), also a calendar shift scheduled appointments 1 hour ahed, can some one help?

Question by:narce100

Expert Comment

ID: 22817710
We have the same issue. The proble here is the O/S and the internet knows nothing about the early changes of DST hence no matter how many times you change the system time it goes back to previous time.

Workaround: Wait until the REAL DST kicks in then everything will sync.

Expert Comment

ID: 22817712
It is probably set to change turn off DST the way it was before 2007.  There is a patch to fix this.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22817716
Hello narce100,

Make sure you have the required updates from Microsoft, depending on the configuration of your system.  Look at the tables half way down this webpate

Hope this helps!

Expert Comment

ID: 22817734
On a workgroup setup, with no NTP in your network:
Make sure the client points to the right ntp server and your time zone accurate.
Check out this link for registry and your ntp server- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773263.aspx
Test this out by stop and starting w32time services.

On a domain setup, with no NTP in your network:
Make sure the client points to the DC, with NT5DS configured.
The DC is higher stratum than client and DC points to NTP server.

I forgot what the default ntp server is, because I erase all of this and configured my own stratum servers. But if I can remember, it is "time.windows.com".
Also, patch your computer. I know there's some time zone update/patches available from MS.

Accepted Solution

pwrBall earned 500 total points
ID: 22817777
This tool should help correct your calendar appt's when you correct the timezone problem.


This shows you how to change the timezone regsitry entries.



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