MOSS timer jobs delayed by one hour if system regional settings are configured for DST (daylight saving time)


In several countries that have Day Light Saving (DST) Time MOSS 2007 started to delay timer jobs (as used in e.g. content deployment jobs or backup and restore jobs) by one hour.


A hotfix for this issue is currently being developed.


As a workaround you can configure your system for a timezone that shows the same time as your local timezone but without DST.


For Europe the following table can be used:























































Time


Countries / Cities


Workaound Time Zone during DST


Time


 


 


 


 


GMT


Dublin , Edinburgh, Lisbon, London


West Central Africa


GMT +1


 


 


 


 


GMT +1


Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockhom, Vienna


Harare, Pretoria


GMT +2


GMT +1


Belograde, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague


Harare, Pretoria


GMT +2


GMT +1


Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris


Harare, Pretoria


GMT +2


GMT +1


Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb


Harare, Pretoria


GMT +2


 


 


 


 


GMT +2


Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallin, Vilnius


Nairobi


GMT +3


For other areas in the world you need to check if similar timezone settings can be found. 


As soon as the hotfix becomes available, please install this fix and change the regional settings back to your regular timezone.

Comments (7)

  1. Shuwi says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAARGH; this is un belivable..

  2. Marty Petroski says:

    Does anyone know if this hotfix been released yet?

  3. Stefan Goßner says:

    Hi Marty,

    the hotfix has not yet released.

    I will anounce it on my blog when the fix is available.

    Cheers,

    Stefan

  4. Marty Petroski says:

    Hi Stefan,

    This issue has started to rear its ugly head again. Imagine that, right before DST is ending. Was this hotfix ever released?

  5. Stefan Goßner says:

    Hi Marty,

    the fix has been released a couple of month ago.

    Meanwhile it is also available for download without having a need to open a support call as the fix is contained in this security update:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-059.mspx

    Cheers,

    Stefan

  6. Steven says:

    Hello Stefan

    Is the link in your replay to Marty correct?

    We experience a dst problem with our daily alerts this problem since sunday (29march2009)

    I guess that the dst hotfix is a part of moss sp1 ? or do i miss something?

    Thx, Steven

  7. Stefan Goßner says:

    Hi Steven,

    yes, SP1 contains this fix.

    Cheers,

    Stefan