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a domain computer can't change time zone in windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-01
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Dear Sir

I want to change the time zone in domain computer, i give the user full permission to change the time zone in the group policy in the domain controller but still can't change the time zone.
And the same problem when using the administrator local account i can't change the time zone
is there a registry key can i change to change the time zone ? or any other idea??
Regards
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by:Glen Knight
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time should be automatically updated from the domain controllers.
However, if you ened to do it manually then you will need to run an elevated command prompt if you want to use the comman line (right click on command prompt and select Run As Administrator) you will need to do this even if logged in as Administrator.

Alternatively restart the Windows Time service.
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by:spring80
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run command prompt as administrator , ok but which command should i use ??
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i need to change the time zone not only the date and time
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w32tm /resync /rediscover

See here for details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314054
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by:Glen Knight
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changing the time zone is done in control panel under Clock, Language and Region
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apologies, I read that you wanted to sync the computer with the server, ignore the w32tm command.
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by:spring80
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dear sir , i need to change the time zone , when clicking "change time zone" it give me that i need permission but i am sure that i give the permission to change the time zone for the users.
i don't need to sync the computer with the server, because the time zone is different between the server and this domain computer.
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only an administrator can change the time zone on a Windows 7 computer.
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i told you that i use also the administrator local account to change the time zone but the same message that i can't change the time zone.

is there a registry key should i change to change the value of the time zone ?
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what is the message? Can you post a screenshot?
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is  the computer a member of a domain? If so can you login using a domain administrator account and try again please.
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yes i use the domain administrator account in this computer but the same error, and also this account can't change the time zone in other domain ccomputer
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OK, so click on the clock and date in the bottom right of the screen.

Select Change Date and Time Settings.  Post a screenshot of this please.
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i can change the date and time but can't change the time zone, and when changing the date and time,if i restart the machine, the old date and time return because the time zone not correct with the current time zone
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Glen Knight earned 500 total points
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There are obvious restrictions in place, probably being applied by a group policy? It should look like this


 timezone.jpg
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by:spring80
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yes the same , you asked me to clock the change date and time and then take a screenshot
so if we need the screenshot to the first page ,this is

time-zone.png
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so when you click on Change Time Zone, what happens?
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Dear Sir

it is give me the screenshot locate in my comment ID: 35005015
i told you that i can change the date and time settings but the "change time zone" give me permission error describe in my comment ID: 35004870  but now i fix the problem by adding "everyone" in the permission group to change the time zone under the domain controller

Thanks for your help
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I did say it was more than likely down to a permission or group policy issue.

at least you have the problem resolved.
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Thanks for helping
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