Windows daylight savings question

Posted on 2011-10-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi all.

We're here on the east coast of the US.   Daylight savings times ends Novemeber 6, so technically we're in EDT (daylight time) -400 from GMT.  

All of our windows machines have the automatically update daylight savings box checked, and show that the clock will roll back 1 hr on Nov 6. So far, that's all correct.

However, for the timezone, it's showing Eastern Standard Time -500 even though we're currently at -400.  

Is this just a windows thing where it says -500 but adds in the hour for daylight savings, or does the system really think that we're at -500?

Question by:Berkson Wein
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BitsBytesandMore earned 1600 total points
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AlthPugh we are officially at -4, the time zone continues to be -5... YOUR computéis William compensate automatically When The date and time comes yo chance. This is by Design

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I'm sorry for the spelling errors above...autocorrect from my iPhone strikes again :(...

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jcimarron earned 396 total points
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"However, for the timezone, it's showing Eastern Standard Time -500 "
EST is not EDT so the -5 is correct.
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by:Berkson Wein
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Thanks all
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weinberk--You are welcome.

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