Mac RDP Shows Incorrect Time in Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Services

Hi,

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running Remote Desktop Services. All our XP users connecting via RDP are showing the Time OK, but all of our MAC users are showing incorrect time. About 7 hours ahead.
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B HCommented:
check the time zone on the mac... the time zone offset is carried over to the server, and the server clock (for that user) will be reflected
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
I'll check the Time Zone on the Mac, but the user reports showing the correct time on the Mac side.
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B HCommented:
seeing the correct time and having an incorrect time zone are different.

i can set my time zone for australia, when i live in the US, and then set the clock to show the correct US time...

it'll say its 1130am, but if the time zone is australia, the server will do the math and adjust accordingly for "1130am in australia" which might show as 930pm on the server (or whatever the offset is)
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
Sounds good, let me check with the user.
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
His Mac says the Time Zone is Pacific Time which is the same Time Zone the Terminal Server is in.
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B HCommented:
well, pacific time is 7 hours back from GMT... so... what they're probably seeing is GMT time on the server.  but why...

if you don't have any people remote in from other time zones, you can safely disable timezone redirection in terminal services...

also double check that your server is showing the right time zone (locally, or as mstsc /admin)

also double check that your server has the 2010 time zone updates... not only did they change the days we set clocks ahead/back, but they changed the names of some obscure time zones which might be messing up the server - so it would default to GMT as in "i dont know what that is, so lets default)

here's the 2010 updates:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979306

i don't know much about mac's at all... only enough to turn them off and sit them in the corner by themselves... but i'm willing to bet there's some kind of mac-update to patch the timezone names on them

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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
We do have people connecting from CST and from EST so we use the timezone redirection.

ALso, I logged on to the TS from the Console and its showing the correct time and Time Zone, I'll also make sure to run those updates.

In addition to Timezone Redirection, all users in other time zones run logon scripts:
RunDLL32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\TIMEDATE.cpl,,/Z Eastern Standard Time

Not sure what it does or if its causing any interference, but I know the Mac user in question does NOT run this script.

So at this point, I'm left with 2 options. I'll try to run the MS updates, and I'll try to search for an update for the Mac.

Any other suggestions?
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B HCommented:
... is that running for the mac users logins?  is there a reason you need that, other than using the proper built in redirection?

well... run the updates... and test without that script line... and see what happens
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
By the way, I ran that update, and apparently it told me that I already had it installed.

It gets worse, the user is telling me that the time on his Mac is showing correctly, and the time on his TS session is showing correctly, but when he opens up Outlook, thats where the times are screwed up. He said he just received an email a minute ago, but it says that its 7 hours difference.

Is there a problem with Outlook Time Zones that is known.
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BrianJoyceCommented:
I'm having the same exact problem. Did you ever find a solution? FYI, my Mac user is remoting into a windows 2003 terminal server. We also use Office 2007.
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
None of the suggestions offered, solved my problem.
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BrianJoyceCommented:
Judging by what i've found on google, there isn't a solution at this time. This has been an issue since 2006
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InfoTechEEAuthor Commented:
That's what my research shows as well, however, I also know that there are work-arounds for this. Its a fairly popular topic as many companies have Mac users connecting to RDS or TS.

I think I heard that there might be a script that you can run at logon that will change the user's time.
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pactoneCommented:
CoRD displays correct time for Outlook when used as remote access to citrix or TS sessions running Outlook.

Cheers,
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