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DST Patch

by rh10023 / January 30, 2007 11:56 AM PST

Apparently there is a new law that was enacted by the US Government to extend the length of daylight savings time. Basically starting in March and ending in early November. For me, it affects Windows machines and Outlook connected to Exchange such that it will cause your appointments to be 1 hour later during the periods of time that have been extended. I got an email about this from Microsoft, but I had also heard about this in a meeting that I was in at work. Are these patches needed to offset the problems with the extended time periods? At work they are choosing not to install these patches. But will XP and Outlook connected to Exchange fix itself so that beyond this year everything will work as normal? I am trying to decide whether to install these patches on my computers in my home. I am just rather confused by the knowledge base article that I have read through.

Do I really need these patches to fix this problem?

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See if this discussion helps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 30, 2007 7:47 PM PST
In reply to: DST Patch
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=220510&messageID=2332722

I am puzzled by your employers deciding not to update this.

1] Bad for business. If the whole of the US is now on one DST and your business is on another, there's going to be some conflicts there. Perhaps not noticeable at first, but the effects could be cumulative.

2] If those business XP systems are already up to date with Service Pack 2, (SP2), then this update will already have been issued in a Windows Update.

I would update.

Mark
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DST Update
by rh10023 / January 31, 2007 8:20 AM PST

My employer has gotten things taken care of, I just did not understand things correctly.

What got me concerned about my computers at home was that I had a hard time understanding the MS knowledge base article that I got on my home email. Just got completely confused. I use Outlook 2003 at home, but not against a Exchange server. No calendaring against any email service. Basically, I think I just need to apply the windows xp patch? I am running SP2 on all my XP machines. My W2K machine is at SP 4.

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DST Update - Now I understand
by rh10023 / January 31, 2007 8:28 AM PST
In reply to: DST Update

Just finished reading through the link that was included. My XP SP2 machines are okay. I need to manually adjust my Windows 2000 SP4 machine.

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