I got an email in my alternative address that hardly ever gets spammed by Microsoft…. that kinda tells me that they are sending smoke signals out on this issue to the far corners on this one ….


Now some folks I’ve talked to are just doing a “don’t bother me” about this issue… but I’m not convinced that Outlook 2003 is not going to freak out over this.  Outlook 2007 (which sorry .. not deploying yet) has a time zone fix built in, but 2003 doesn’t. 


We may be all wise to move to England to GMT time zone and be done with this.


The sharepoint patch that came down on WSUS last night will ‘drop’ your RWW connection during patching but did not appear to need a reboot (didn’t kick one on my server anyway)


….now if I could just figure out what that Outlook tool does…




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3 Responses to Yeah yeah not another DST post… I know…

  1. Robert. says:

    Something tells me that all our PCs are going to reset to 1/1/1980 at 12:00 at the appointed hour…

  2. Richard Gadsden says:

    We have daylight savings here in England too – “British Summer Time” is what it’s called.

    If you want to ignore time zones completely, you want the “GMT (Casablanca, Monrovia, Rejkavik)” time zone, which is always UTC +/- 1s.

  3. David Moisan says:

    I did indeed have to kick my SBS box after applying the ISA patch. It had similar problems as with the last ISA rollup patch; half the IIS sites stopped, and VPN didn’t quite work.
    No big deal but it did remind me of the previous ISA patch you blogged about