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changing and group of servers time zone using GPO

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Good evening, is there a way I can change a number of windows servers, running windows server 2012, time zones using GPO?

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Alas not directly with GPO.
You can create a scrip tho, and deploy that to the systems with GPO.

Posts I've read suggest extract a correct copy of the reg entry, from a system with the correct setting already:
 \HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation\

Then, using your script, import this reg file to the machine.

I found this solution in two places:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/39b2e24e-be8a-415a-ae67-3511a43fcce2/group-policy-to-set-the-time-zone?forum=winserverGP

http://www.georgealmeida.com/2013/11/set-time-zone-via-group-policy-object/
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The first solution link from Kobus also contain some info about using tzutil.
Windows Time Zone Utility
Usage:
TZUTIL </? | /g | /s TimeZoneID[_dstoff] | /l>
Parameters:
    /? Displays usage information.
    /g Displays the current time zone ID.
    /s TimeZoneID[_dstoff]
       Sets the current time zone using the specified time zone ID.
       The _dstoff suffix disables Daylight Saving Time adjustments
       for the time zone (where applicable).
    /l Lists all valid time zone IDs and display names. The output will
       be:
           <display name>
           <time zone ID>

Examples:
    TZUTIL /g
    TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time"
    TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time_dstoff"

Remarks:
    An exit code of 0 indicates the command completed successfully.

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As it's a one time action only and not something that should be applied constantly, it might be better to change the timezone with this utility and not via GPO.
tzutil.exe /s "<Time Zone>"
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Thank you for your answer. I used this to locate the key for the correct time zone, and used the registry wizard in WPO to import the reg keys across all servers within the domain and this has worked.

Thank you for your time.
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