Windows 10 Domain Computers are Changing Time Zones by Themselves RRS feed

  • Question

  • Almost all of the Windows 10 computers on our domain are resetting their time zones to CST from EST by themselves.  I will go on, change the time zone and a couple minutes later it will reset itself back.  I have tried pushing them to a different DC and they still do it.  I have tried restarting the Windows Time service on them as well with no luck.  For some reason we are only seeing it on the Windows 10 machines.  Has anyone had any experience with this?
    Friday, March 25, 2016 2:37 PM


  • Do you have DCs in different time zones?  As I recall, domain-joined machines get their time from the nearest DC containing the PDC emulator role.  If it's in another time zone (or if that DC's time zone set incorrectly), that might be what's causing this to happen.

    As you've discovered, Windows 10 has a new feature that can auto-adjust time zones. It's handy for people like me who travel frequently, but it doesn't sound like that's what you want for your environment.  In Windows 10 Settings You'll find the configuration in the Time & Language -> Date & Time area.  Perhaps you can check to see if that's turned on, manually turn it off, and see if that solves the problem. And if it does, you can force it to be turned off for the affected machines through Group Policy Preferences.

    Hope this helps,


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation

    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, March 28, 2016 1:25 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, April 4, 2016 4:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, April 4, 2016 4:32 PM
    Monday, March 28, 2016 1:25 PM