Sunday, March 11, 2007

Win 2K Server Fails to Switch to DST!

This Win 2K server is a production machine which has Internet access. Windows Update on this machine is set to receive and install all security and critical updates automatically. Manually running Windows Update now says "No high-priority updates for your computer are available." Looking at the optional updates available, there is nothing about DST.

This machine does not have Microsoft Update installed.

IMHO there must be lots of machines still running this OS. If Microsoft has failed to deliver a patch for them, this could cause major problems.

PS: The server's Windows time is set to "Eastern Time (US & Canada)". The only other GMT -0500 option is "Indiana".

3 comments:

Derek said...

Hahahaha! You haven't been keeping up with MS issues. MS does not provide an automatic update for W2k DST changes..

John Redmond said...

According to Microsoft: "Windows 2000 has passed the end of Mainstream Support and will not be receiving an (DST) update without Extended Hotfix Support.

"All versions of Windows can be manually updated using the tzedit.exe utility or other techniques documented in Knowledge Base article 914387, Online Webcast 930688, and similar articles for other countries, which is the preferred method of remediation for any product outside of Mainstream Support. (The tzedit.exe tool allows you to create and edit time zone entries for the Date/Time settings in the Control Panel, especially for daylight-saving time)."
[See: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_topissues]

Bob Clay said...

Just change the time zone for three weeks and be done with it.