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Microsoft Windows Daylight Savings Time Patch

Microsoft has released a patch for Windows, Exchange, and Outlook to address the changes in Daylight Savings Time (DST) for 2007. Users may encounter problems with Outlook meetings, appointments, and reminders scheduled during the periods at the start and end of Daylight Savings Time 2007.

The following actions will be taken by the SCS Computing Facilities to update machines within the SCS Windows domain:

  • SCS Facilities will immediately be patching servers housed within the SCS machine room. This is a non-invasive patch and will not require a reboot.
  • Microsoft calendaring services (Exchange) will be patched on Sunday, February 4th.
  • Hosts within the SCS Domain will start receiving this patch AUTOMATICALLY starting Monday, February 5th.

Note: This is a non-invasive patch and will not require a reboot.

Once the patch is installed, end users that maintain any scheduling activity (Exchange or otherwise) within Microsoft Outlook need to download and execute a program from Microsoft which will update scheduled events that fall during the new DST time frame. This program is available directly from Microsoft, PLEASE CUT AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e343a233-b9c8-4652- 9dd8-ae0f1af62568&DisplayLang=en

For details regarding the DST changes please refer to:http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/dst/dst.main.html

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help+@cs.cmu.edu.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk