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Time zone

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  • Greetings,

    Could you please tell me how to set time zone for all 2008 domain computers using a GPO in the domain level.

    Thanks. 


    Redouane SARRA

    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:25 PM

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  • > Could you please tell me how to set time zone for all 2008 domain
    > computers using a GPO in the domain level.
     
    Computer startup script that runs tzutil /s
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Wednesday, April 09, 2014 7:31 AM
  • Hello,

    No GPO available for this purpose. In addition to Martin's advice, you can extract registry of a correct configured client and apply it to all computers using GPO preferences. I have done it before and it works for both configuring Time Zone and DST. View this thread for explanation:

    Also there is a step by step guide in my blog about configuring this registry key. Although the topic of the blog is not completely related to Time Zones but DST, you can use the approach as well as GPO Preferences:

    Regards.


    Mahdi Tehrani   |     |   www.mahditehrani.ir
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    Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:26 AM
  • > can extract registry of a correct configured client and apply it to all
    > computers using GPO preferences. I have done it before and it works for
     
    But keep in mind that if you ever run into a problem, this will NOT be a
    supported method in the eyes of MSFT...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:13 AM
  • > can extract registry of a correct configured client and apply it to all
    > computers using GPO preferences. I have done it before and it works for
    But keep in mind that if you ever run into a problem, this will NOT be a
    supported method in the eyes of MSFT...

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))

    Thanks Martin for your reply. Yes it is true. When working with registry it is important to follow the guide and do not touch the rest of the keys and entries. I have implemented this method for configuring the right DST time across the dozens of forests with complex infrastructure and it was succesfull. It is worth mentioning that tzutil does the same thing in the registry.

    Indeed Registry Editor is quite sensitive and dangerous tool but it depends on how you work with it. A knife can be sharp and serve different purposes as well, but if you follow safety instruction you can do your job easily.

    Regards.


    Mahdi Tehrani   |     |   www.mahditehrani.ir
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    Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:31 AM
  • > depends on how you work with it. A knife can be sharp and serve
    > different purposes as well, but if you follow safety instruction you can
    > do your job easily.
     
    ACK :)
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:43 AM
  • Thanks everyone, 

    I solved the issue by GPO preferences.

    Regards.


    Redouane SARRA

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:30 AM