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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 occur at midnight between Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th.
In order to prevent the time changing, uncheck the “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time” box:
Below is a scripted method to uncheck this box:
Create a script to uncheck the “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time” time zone setting on Windows Servers / Desktop Operating Systems
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation]"DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet"=dword:00000001
Deploy DST Modifications using Group Policy
@echo offregedit /s \\contoso.com\NETLOGON\DSToff.regver |find /i "6.0">nulIF %errorlevel% EQU 0 GOTO end:end
Note: Client computers that are within the DST-COMPUTERS organizational unit will run the startup script the next time the machine starts up, meaning all machines needs to be restarted to be able to recognize the new DST configuration via Startup script.
The instructions above can be applied on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems. The instructions above should not be used on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 Systems. On these systems, please uncheck the “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time” manually.
- Jeff Worline
Jeff, in windows Vista we shoud do this manually ??? We have 1500 windows Vista Desktops. I don´t believe there isn´t another solution.
Why did you do the following code?
ver |find /i "6.0">nul
IF %errorlevel% EQU 0 GOTO end
It seems that the registry edit would have already been imported and we are not skipping any code with the goto so I fail to see the reason for that section of code. Might you have meant to do:
regedit /s \\contoso.com\NETLOGON\DSToff.reg
Was this a copy paste error or am I failing to see the greater reasoning?