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  • nice new built-in feature of Windows 10, auto adjust time zone.

    Is there a GPO for this yet?


    • Edited by jamicon Monday, February 22, 2016 6:38 PM
    Monday, February 22, 2016 6:36 PM

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  • Hi,

    Actually, there is no such a GPO for this new feature in Windows 10. But we have a workaround to control this feature via group policy.

    We could turn off this option via disabling Auto Time zone updater service.

    You could deploy the service settings via GP:

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/how-to-use-group-policy-to-control-services/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    • Marked as answer by jamicon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:58 PM
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    • Marked as answer by jamicon Friday, February 26, 2016 12:28 PM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:26 AM
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  • > Yes, you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the
    > time zone
     
    No, you only need to be granted the seTimeZonePrivilege user right :-)
    But since by default this user right is granted to local service and
    administrators only, you are partially correct.
     
     
    • Marked as answer by jamicon Friday, February 26, 2016 12:28 PM
    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:41 AM

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  • nice new built-in feature of Windows 10, auto adjust time zone.

    Is there a GPO for this yet?


    I haven't found anything so far..

    Maybe because it's a feature of the Settings App - there are quite a few things in there which don't have a corresponding GP setting.

    And maybe, they never will have...

    If you want that, probably best to go to uservoice and ask for it?


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, February 22, 2016 8:48 PM
  • Hi,

    Actually, there is no such a GPO for this new feature in Windows 10. But we have a workaround to control this feature via group policy.

    We could turn off this option via disabling Auto Time zone updater service.

    You could deploy the service settings via GP:

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/how-to-use-group-policy-to-control-services/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by jamicon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:58 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by jamicon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by jamicon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:40 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by jamicon Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by jamicon Friday, February 26, 2016 12:28 PM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:26 AM
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  • I see that the service does not stay running, trigger is fine but what's it based on?

    should I set the 3rd recovery option to restart?

    thanks

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:36 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Since this service is used for automatically setting the system time zone. I think it will only run when the system time zone need to be changed.

    I also did a test in my computer. I enabled this setting and started this service but it was not running when I checked it through Task Manager.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:51 AM
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  • after starting service policy :-) (default was disabled now it is set to auto start)

    I see that as a std user this option is not available, as an admin is is available but not set to ON.

    So, what have I gained?

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:03 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the time zone and this change will affect all users on the PC in Windows 10. Obviously including standard users.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, February 26, 2016 1:43 AM
    Moderator
  • > Yes, you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the
    > time zone
     
    No, you only need to be granted the seTimeZonePrivilege user right :-)
    But since by default this user right is granted to local service and
    administrators only, you are partially correct.
     
     
    • Marked as answer by jamicon Friday, February 26, 2016 12:28 PM
    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:41 AM