Posts Tagged ‘windows update’

Timzone / Daylight Savings Changes 2010

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

If you are not doing windows updates and are using pre-windows 7 then you may find your time does not change during the right week for daylight savings. It will eventually but to force it to catch up and be correct (eg for NSW users from last weekend who still are an hour behind) you can apply the specific windows update that just relates to having the correct dates for daylight savings:

Go to the following page and pick you operating system from the list: HERE

Microsoft Internet Explorer Vulnerability – MS08-078 KB 960714

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The press has decided to run with the latest security flaw in ie and make a large deal of it – note security updates to fix issues in MS software is nothing new and happens on a regular basis – so DONT PANIC. The flaw can be exploited if you go to infected websites (mostly adult pages) or click on virus attached files in emails.  So Keep you AV software up to date. Most auto update these days but open it up and check the date of the last update.If you want to install the Microsoft patch that closes the flaw you can use the Windows Update website to download the Critical Update (960714) – or if you have Automatic Updates ON then you will have the patch already installed (assuming you have downloaded the latest updates). 

Windows Servers and PCs Daylight Savings updates – clocks 1 hour forward ?

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We’ve now had new daylight savings changes in NSW again – and many servers and workstations are out of sync again. Here are some steps that will help in getting your Windows Servers and Workstations correctly setup.

1. Download the December 2007 DST Updates from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942763/en-us 

2. Edit the registry settings on your PC (run regedit) – navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters, and update the following:
NTPServer – time.windows.com,0×01 time.nist.gov,0×01 my.time.server.com,0×02
TYPE – NTP

3. Do a restart on the w32time service from a command prompt:
net stop w32time
net start w32time

Hopefully then after about 30s your time should show up correct !