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Symptoms

Assume that you configure a scheduled Windows task by using a Group Policy preference item in an environment. The environment contains a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. When daylight saving time (DST) changes, the start time of the scheduled task on the computer is one hour earlier or one hour later than the start time that you configured.

For example, you configure a scheduled task by using a Group Policy preference item, and then you set the start time of the task to 9:00. On a Windows 7 client computer in which the time zone is set to (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, the start time that is displayed in the Group Policy Management Console settings report is 8:00.

Cause

This issue occurs because Windows uses the default date instead of the current date in order to calculate DST.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976932/ ) Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 1.17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll6.1.7601.22078471,04003-Aug-201217:57
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll6.1.7601.220781,851,39203-Aug-201217:57
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.17514728,57620-Nov-201012:19
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.220784,343,29603-Aug-201217:41
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.22078627,71203-Aug-201217:41
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22078166,40003-Aug-201217:41
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514225,28020-Nov-201012:19
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.220782,549,24803-Aug-201217:41
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.17514774,65620-Nov-201013:26x64
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.220784,889,08803-Aug-201218:22x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.22078901,63203-Aug-201218:22x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22078236,03203-Aug-201218:22x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514302,08020-Nov-201013:26x64
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.220783,788,28803-Aug-201218:22x64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll6.1.7601.22078471,04003-Aug-201217:57x86
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll6.1.7601.220781,851,39203-Aug-201217:57x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.175141,063,42420-Nov-201010:26IA-64
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.220786,577,66403-Aug-201217:14IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.220781,786,88003-Aug-201217:14IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514581,12020-Nov-201010:26IA-64
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.220787,069,18403-Aug-201217:14IA-64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll6.1.7601.22078471,04003-Aug-201217:57x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22078463,36003-Aug-201217:14IA-64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll6.1.7601.220781,851,39203-Aug-201217:57x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,809
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)18:03
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_es-es_eb39cf29f23effdf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,809
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)20:13
File nameX86_2f71f553fa2ba617d73a9f040bb566ad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4a12d64840cdf59e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size710
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:22
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_b888f1ab284a4cef.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)05-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)21:35
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_0b075225121802588fd97d42ae5fd577_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_024babe0ea4c12d7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:23
File nameAmd64_0f5ba80835d7b2d53c4d8a6b09c8034f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_a4151853e6d3b29b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:23
File nameAmd64_2b924862cff49270068a258f446725dd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_cb5ec7f0378c83fb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:23
File nameAmd64_2e12326ab574a7a9e2d93b6472ff480a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_dace54eeb166ace8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size704
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:23
File nameAmd64_2f71f553fa2ba617d73a9f040bb566ad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_a63171cbf92b66d4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:23
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_14a78d2ee0a7be25.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,065
Date (UTC)05-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)21:39
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,809
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)18:03
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4c6115c722b13d19.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,860
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)18:21
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_2e12326ab574a7a9e2d93b6472ff480a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_7eb15d60f90744ae.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size703
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:22
File nameIa64_40c488c9b9948b318cdf068f153b1c43_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_87543482c7532a61.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:22
File nameIa64_66c3ac96f0b86213002b9da157b2d670_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_f56e6ea470957c86.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:22
File nameIa64_f2d138860e14afa513ae70878b57228a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4239e58ecb249abf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)24-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)22:22
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_b88a95a1284855eb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,062
Date (UTC)05-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)21:32
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,809
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)18:03
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4c6115c722b13d19.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,860
Date (UTC)03-Aug-2012
Time (UTC)18:21

Applies to
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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