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Configure TimeZone settings on a remote site

I currently have a remote jobsite that connects to our network using a VPN connection.  The issue I am having is that they are in a different time zone than the rest of the company.  there are only 5 users at this site and they travel back and forth from our headquarters and then back to the remote site.

Is there a way to have their systems change time zones on their local PC based on what site they are connected at?  Not sure if there is a DHCP scope option, or if I could use a GPO based on their AD site?

Thank you for any help or ideas.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Paul MacDonald

I'm not aware of a way to change time zone via DHCP or GPO, though I suppose you could write a script.  

My questions would be:
What harm is it causing, and
Why can't the users change the time zone on their laptops enroute between sites?
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The user computers are locked down and they are unable to change it on their own.  Problem is their zone does not use daylight savings so they are an hour off with their appointments.

If I add the reg edit or the GPO, can I assign it just to run on a specific site in AD?  If I apply this will it revert back when they go back to headquarters or will I need a similar setting on the main GPO.

Wondering if it would just be easier to put a DC down there and have them default to that?
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Most times you are protecting the users from themselves.

Thanks for all of the input.  I am thinking a local DC is the best option.

I am going to split points evenly (hope you don't mind) since all options would work.
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