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Save $4000 on M$ DST fix

By Al K ·
What you might not know is that M$ is charging 4K$ for the fixes to OS's in extended support.
ie 2000/2000server/2000 Pro etc.

Here are two fixes I found (there maybe more)for the DST change that will not cost you the 4K$ that M$ is asking for those OS?s that are in extended support.

1) Down Load the free fix from.
http://www.intelliadmin.com/Daylight%20Saving%20Fix%20Download.asp

It fixes 98/ME & NT/2000/XP/2003. The 9x/ME & NT/2000/XP/2003 systems are separate downloads.

2) Download the M$ "resource kit" for your version of windows.
You must install the microsoft resource kit using admin privileges.

Note: some RK versions of NT were missing the "timeszone.exe" utility. see... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194364

Startup the resource kit shell(cmd) program as an administrator. (The icon has the proper path specified.)

Accessible from within that shell(cmd), there will be a utility called "timezone.exe"

For example On XP..

Typing "timezone /g" will retrieve the current daylight saving settings.. displaying something like this..

Current Timezone is :

Daylight Saving Time begins at 02:0:1:04
Daylight Saving Time ends at 02:0:5:10

To make change the start of daylight savings time to the second(2) sunday in march and have it end on the 1st sunday in november type in
"timezone /s 02:0:2:03 02:0:5:11"

You may need to then reboot to get the fix to ?take?.

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Slight correction?

by livs In reply to Save $4000 on M$ DST fix

Shouldn't the syntax for the new setting be:

timezone /s 02:0:2:03 02:0:1:11

The 5 in the second to last place in the original post would target the last Sunday of November, but DST end falls on the First Sunday of November.

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by Al K In reply to Slight correction?

The new law gives these dates for the next two years:
2007 March 11 November 4
2008 March 9 November 2

I made a mistake when I edited the date- Thanks for the correction!

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