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Problem with UTC time on Exchange Server 2003  (Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard)

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On my exchange server clock, it shows correct time and time zone (PACIFIC GMT -0800), but when I telnet to this server, on port 25, exchange answers but the UTC shows -0700.
I did apply the december 2008, MS patch (KB955839) and stop and started net time, but nothing has changed.
I checked my server, that it queries net time from, and it does have the correct time and zone (UTC and PST)
Any ideas a\on how to resolve?
Thanks in advance!
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Not that this will help but you should add this to the Exchange forum.  Hopefully by me mentioning this, the upper level experts will see that this is an Exchange server related question and give you the correct answer.

If you don't get anything from an expert soon, use the "request attention" button on the side.

Here is my stab:  http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_topissues  <article on Exchange server related time change issues/resolution>
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What time does it say on the local computer?
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Current, correct time  (Utc -800)
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So, the only place where the problem is noticed is within telnet sessions?
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MrMintanet-
I notice it in 1 other spot, and that's when I read headers in emails I receive from the outside world.  My received and sent time, from my outlook client, look correct though.  (I atatched sample below)

Microsoft Mail Internet Headers Version 2.0

Received: from XXX.XXXX.COM ([192.168.x.x]) by XXX.XXX.COM with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);

	 Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:31:20 -0700

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That's no good.  Are you using an external MX service?
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MrMintanet-
Internal exchange server(s).  Front end- back end.  Both show the UTC -0700 when doing the telnet.
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Not just telnet.  Your mail headers also show the -0700 too, right?
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Yes!
But I did not notice until you asked me about telnet, the first time.
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I logged in to both of my exchange servers, today, since it's after hours.
I went to the clocks on both servers and unchecked the "Automatically adjust clock for daylight savings time".  And then manually adjusted the clocks to current time.
I sent myself an email from my home account and the header now shows -0800 UTC with correct time.
Now when I telnet (Port 25) to both servers, I also have the correct -0800 UTC showing when the servers answer.
Keep in mind, that I have applied the DST patches.  When I try to apply them again, I do get the error indicating that the patches have already been applied.
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Manually adjusted time, and reset DST
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Thanks
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Thanks
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