With all the fuss about Daylight Saving Time a couple of weeks, there seems to have been very little said about the affects or problems that people had after the event.
I had several issues with out of date clients not being patched, the main ones being Windows XP service Pack1 clients that are not supported by Microsoft anymore and therefore not receiving non security patches via Windows Update. Instead we ran the daylightsavingsfix program from IntelliAdmin with a batch routine to run on affected desktops. Another desktop issue was caused by people somehow unchecking the observe Daylight Savings checkbox within Windows so their time was still an hour out!
The other issue that I had was with Kronos releasing patches right up to (and beyond) the DST timezone change but the instructions were not complete and it didn’t even update the timeclock machines out in the field so they were one hour out too.
Thankfully, the DST period is over…or is it? Next weekend, is when the original time change would have taken place – do you have any plans in place to check that machines do not change their time again?