We have an application that is required to run on (GTM) Casablanca, Monrovia time zone but set to our local time which is (GTM-06:00) Central Time.
Our issue is we are running these servers on VMware, by default windows will update with the 1st NTP server it can see on boot up to validate time. This creates an issue because it will set the time 6 hours ahead to Monrovia time zone. We opened a ticket with VMware as this issue happens when we run VDR, snapshots or do a reboot. To them this is a default of windows and will use the time on the host even though the box is not checked in the tools to sync with the host, and then sync with the time server listed after.
I am looking for a way to possibly disable this in the registry, as we have disable the NTP service and GPO settings which had no effect because this is something that is happening on boot up.
I am open to any and all suggestions, changing the time zone to match is not an options so anything out side of that. :)