Server 2003 Daylight Saving/TimeZone Re-sets Every 5 Minutes.
Posted on 2008-11-17
I am having a very annoying problem with a site I look after, I have tried for the last 4 days to fix it but to no avail.
Ill start with some background information...
I have two servers a Domain controller/Exchange running SBS2003 (call it SBS) and a Terminal Server running Standard 2003 (call it TS). Both are part of the the same domain.
Now the problem...
I recently updated both servers with the latest Microsoft daylight saving patches, the
SBS seems to be fine and holds the correct time (GMT+10 Sydney Australia) but the TS seems to have problems holding the correct time settings.
Once the DLS patch was applied (KB951072) the time was correct, but 5 minutes later the time simply goes back an hour (as if it is no longer doing DLS).
If I go back into Date and Time Properties after this happens the time zone is fine, the DLS box is still ticked, and the date is correct but the time is wrong. If I simply press ok to get out of Date and Time Properties it goes back to the right time (as if it re-applies the settings), but 5 minutes later again the time drops back 1 hour.
If I change any settings eg: turn off DLS and turn it back on, again the time is correct for 5 min then reverts the the wrong time.
I am very stuck, I have tried re-applying KB951072 to TS, I have tried re-registering W32time and re-setting the service, and a bunch of other stuff.
One last thing to consider is the TS has Office 2003 installed (patched with all the latest updates) and it seems that when the time reverts back to non DLS the checkbox under Tools->Options->Prefrences->Calander Options->Timezone becomes unchecked, even though Time and Date Properties in windows still has DLS checked.
Anyone help point me in the right direction?