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EagleWing

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Perhaps someone knows why this is happening:

Windows Vista: I enter the appropriate time zone for my area, i.e., Mountain Standard Time; into my autounattended answer file and this is what happens. For example it is currently 3:00 PM MDT it sets up as 2:00PM MST. An hour slow. I do not have this problem with my XP unattended setup. In essence Vista does not acknowledge Daylight Savings Time during an unattended setup. Anyone have a solution for this problem?

FYI: Apparently this issue was resolved by MS as their Vista with SP2 installs with the correct timezone and time. NOT!!!!

Edited by EagleWing

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I get this a lot too. My question is, do your computers have access to the time server, or the internet? Mine do not. Of course mine are always about an hour off the BIOS time in most cases. I never knew why that was but I never get any complaints about the time once those computers have access to the time server. If they don't (or you don't know) you will see W32time errors in Event Viewer.

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I get this a lot too. My question is, do your computers have access to the time server, or the internet? Mine do not. Of course mine are always about an hour off the BIOS time in most cases. I never knew why that was but I never get any complaints about the time once those computers have access to the time server. If they don't (or you don't know) you will see W32time errors in Event Viewer.
I have a high speed internet connection.

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I installed VISTA Ultimate with SP2 integrated unmodified version and it installed to the correct Daylight Savings Time. When I installed it after I modified it, it installed with the time running one hour slow. The only thing I integrated was the Dreamscene.cab and nVidia drivers. I removed Windows Defender, disabled Welcome Center and nothing else, other than editing the setup files that just about everyone edits when they modify. So I don't know what the blazes is going on? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Usually it tries to set it to your computer's hardware clock first, then try to verify with the internet time server(s). Problem is, if they're all configured as offset of UTC rather than local (Windows is configured to use UTC internally, and only display the offset you configure "above the covers"), and your BIOS clock is off, your Windows time will be off.

Are you sure your BIOS clock is correct?

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Well, if that is the case, your problem makes little sense, honestly.

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I just reinstalled Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 using an Autounattend.xml configured to set time to Mountain Standard Time. When it finished installing the time was exactly one hour slow. So I went into windows set time and date and reset time via internet time:

The clock was sucessfully synchronized with time.windows.com on 5/31/2009 at 8:48 PM.

It was actually 5/31/2009 at 9:48 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)

Note: It did actually reset the clock ahead one hour to the correct time.

Baffling problem!!

Had A thought, here is my .XML file, maybe I goofed in there somewhere.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">

<settings pass="windowsPE">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<SetupUILanguage>

<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>

</SetupUILanguage>

<InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>

<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>

<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>

<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<UserData>

<ProductKey>

<Key>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</Key>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</ProductKey>

<Organization>My Business</Organization>

<FullName>My Name</FullName>

<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>

</UserData>

<ImageInstall>

<OSImage>

<InstallFrom>

<MetaData wcm:action="add">

<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>

<Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value>

</MetaData>

</InstallFrom>

<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

<InstallTo>

<DiskID>0</DiskID>

<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>

</InstallTo>

</OSImage>

</ImageInstall>

<DiskConfiguration>

<Disk wcm:action="add">

<ModifyPartitions>

<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

<Active>true</Active>

<Extend>false</Extend>

<Format>NTFS</Format>

<Label>VISTA</Label>

<Letter>C</Letter>

<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>

<Order>1</Order>

</ModifyPartition>

</ModifyPartitions>

<DiskID>0</DiskID>

<WillWipeDisk>false</WillWipeDisk>

</Disk>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</DiskConfiguration>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="oobeSystem">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

<DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>

<RegisteredOrganization>My Business</RegisteredOrganization>

<RegisteredOwner>My Name</RegisteredOwner>

<OOBE>

<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>

<ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>

<NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>

<SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE>

<SkipMachineOOBE>false</SkipMachineOOBE>

</OOBE>

<Display>

<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>

<DPI>96</DPI>

<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>

<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>

</Display>

<FirstLogonCommands>

<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<CommandLine>%SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL.CMD</CommandLine>

<Description>Import Registry Tweaks</Description>

<Order>1</Order>

</SynchronousCommand>

</FirstLogonCommands>

<UserAccounts>

<LocalAccounts>

<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">

<Description>USER</Description>

<DisplayName>USER</DisplayName>

<Group>Administrators</Group>

<Name>USER</Name>

</LocalAccount>

</LocalAccounts>

</UserAccounts>

<VisualEffects>

<FontSmoothing>ClearType</FontSmoothing>

</VisualEffects>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>

<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>

<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>

<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="specialize">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<ComputerName>MyPC</ComputerName>

<RegisteredOrganization>My Business</RegisteredOrganization>

<RegisteredOwner>My Name</RegisteredOwner>

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

<DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>

<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<Identification>

<JoinWorkgroup>MSHOME</JoinWorkgroup>

</Identification>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="auditSystem">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<AutoLogon>

<LogonCount>5</LogonCount>

<Username>Administrator</Username>

</AutoLogon>

<DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

</component>

</settings>

<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:e:/MyPC%20vista%20sp2_3/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

</unattend>

Edited by EagleWing

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Not sure I see anything obvious there - the next question is, if you do a manual install attended and select the proper time zone, is it also one hour behind?

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