Q: I’d like to verify on at least 1 or 2 windows 2000 server machines that the Microsoft recommended DST update rollout worked using GP and VB script. Is it simply looking for the registry entries provided?
A: Do you have SMS installed? if so, we have an unsupported SMS collection query to determine if the server patch is installed per OS. We pull this info from WMI so you could pull the data on your own outside of SMS.
Also, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387/en-us and look under the section that says “How to confirm that the time zone changes have been applied.”
Without SMS, you’re looking for Event ID 4 and 1. You can do this either manually or use the EventCombMT tool against those servers to scan for those event IDs.