DST Reminder for this weekend…

Hello Folks!  This mornings post is a friendly reminder that DST (Spring forward) is kicking in this weekend (March 8th at 2:00AM – US).  Hopefully by now you are prepared and have the latest DST cumulative patch installed: December 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems This particular update includes changes for Russia… Read more

Breaking News: Argentina DST Change

Hey folks – in the midst of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series, we have some information regarding Argentina and the DST change.  Argentina has determined that they will not be observing the DST change on October 18th.  The time change (moving the clocks forward one hour) was originally scheduled to… Read more

DST: Fix-It Available for Bangladesh Daylight Saving Time in 2009

As reported in the Bangladesh Government’s Gazette, Bangladesh has announced the introduction of Daylight Saving Time (DST).  The start of DST for 2009 is on June 19th at 11:00 Microsoft has produced an automated workaround (called a fix-it) to implement the DST Start time change for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows… Read more

SHL: Daylight Saving Time

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Description:  Daylight Saving Time implementation varies from country to country.  Some countries may not observe daylight saving time, whereas other countries may change the start dates and end dates for daylight saving time every year. This can cause administrative confusion with DST updates and possible time issues on machines. Microsoft strongly recommends… Read more

DST Reminder – August 2008 Cumulative Package for Windows

Today’s post is a friendly reminder about the August 2008 Cumulative DST Packages for Windows which have been released to the Microsoft Download Center for supported versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  This update, which is published as Microsoft KB Article 951072 supersedes and replaces the December 2007… Read more

DST – August 2008 Cumulative Package for Windows

The new cumulative DST Packages for Windows have been released to the Microsoft Download Center for supported versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  This update, which is published as Microsoft KB Article 951072 supersedes and replaces the December 2007 DST Update (Microsoft KB Article 942763).  This update also… Read more

DST: Upcoming Changes for Morocco and Pakistan

On June 1, 2008 there will be two new Daylight Saving Time changes that go into effect.  Pakistan and Morocco plan to introduce Daylight Saving time.  The governments of the two nations recently announced the change as part of their energy savings plans.  Although the changes go into effect on the same day in both… Read more

DST 2007 – Windows Clients / Servers changed time erroneously

As we get closer to the DST change here in the US, we have received some reports from a few customers that the system time erroneously reverted back an hour last Sunday (October 28).  On these systems the customers did have KB931386 and / or KB933360 installed.  What we have found from reviewing the data… Read more

DST 2007 is almost here (again) – Are you Ready?

At the start of 2007, Microsoft released an update (KB 931836) to update the Time Zone rules on Windows Operating Systems.  On November 4, 2007 Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end in the United States.  However, other parts of the world observe different DST rules.  Since the release of the hotfix in February, various time… Read more

DST and your Terminal Servers

  Here’s a scenario that we’ve seen recently that some customers neglect when it comes to the DST update: Terminal Server clients connecting to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. A very common Terminal Services deployment involves Microsoft Office 2003 installed on Terminal Servers with users connecting from either thin clients or Windows XP SP2 desktop… Read more