Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Windows 2000 Australian Timezone Not Updating

Windows 2000 is no longer supported and as such will not get windows updates that fix things such as timezones.
This means its up to us trusty admins to do this stuff by hand on the one legacy box that for some reason or another still runs the ancient operating system of almost a decade ago.
The registry key below will fix both the timezone issue and as per microsoft instruction, will maintain parity with older timezone areas so its best to run the whole reg change.

Its best to reboot the box afterwards to make sure everything updates correctly.

create a .reg file with the following info(copy and paste below into it) : -

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\AUS Eastern Standard Time]
“Display”=”(GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney”
“Dlt”=“AUS Eastern Daylight Time”
“Std”=“AUS Eastern Standard Time”
“TZI”=hex:a8,fd,ff,ff,00,00,00,00, c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,04,00,00,00,01,00,03,00,00,\
  00,00, 00,00,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,01,00, 02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\AUS Eastern Standard Time\Dynamic DST]
“2007”=hex:a8,fd,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,03,00,00,00,05,00,03,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,05,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
“2008”=hex:a8,fd,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,04,00,00,00,01,00,03,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

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