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Mac users see wrong time zone in Outlook when connecting via Remote Desktop Connection

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Hi Folks,

We have a user on a iMac using the Microsoft RDP client Version 2.1.1 (110309) to connect to a windows terminal server.

The time on the iMac and Terminal server are correct but on outlook when connecting via the terminal the time is 1 hour out, but only from a mac if you connect from a PC it is fine.

We saw the article "Mac users see wrong time zone in Outlook when connecting via Remote Desktop Connection" but our user is a newer version as mentioned in that article.

Any suggestions on fixing this issue.
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by:Rob
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I'm going to do what I can to help as you've had no other experts participating so far.  Worst case is, you just re-post your question.

Reading your question it has to be either the RDP client or OSX.

There is an interesting issue with osx time formats: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3579

Restoring the defaults may just do the trick.
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by:servicetechxp
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Hi Rob,

We have given that a try but still not luck the time on outlook is still showing at 1 hour out compared to the machine and terminal server session and terminal server.

We have a temporary solution where the user resets the outlook date/time on the terminal connection each time she connects and it works until she logs off and back on. At which point it goes wrong again.

Thanks
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by:Rob
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Has it got anything to do with the fact that you're on summer time at the moment? Is there a setting on the Mac to say whether the current time is summer time or not?
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by:servicetechxp
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Hi Rob,

The Mac itself is showning the correct time on it for summer time.

So I do not think this is the issue.
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by:Rob
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Fair enough. Is the time set automatically (via ntp server) or manually in the Mac? If it's using a server then I would try setting it manually and vice versa.
My reasoning is the RDP client obviously asks the requesting machine re time information, given connecting to the same machine from Windows appears differently
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by:servicetechxp
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Hi Rob,

Have had chance try what was suggested the users time zone settng was manual so set it to use and ntp server but it made no difference so set it back and made no difference either.

Thanks
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Rob earned 500 total points
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How frustrating...! :)

Have you tried other RDP clients?
.e.g. http://cord.sourceforge.net/
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by:servicetechxp
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Hi Rob,

No I have not I will give it a try.

Thanks
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