Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Time Zone Data Updates (KB 925874) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard (KB 932984)
Updates and wizard required for installing updated time zone definitions and adjusting dates and times in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 records that are affected by a change in time zone definitions.
- Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be extended in the United States. DST will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual. This results in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than in previous years. Unless certain updates are applied to your computer, the time zone settings for your computer's system clock may be incorrect during this four-week period. In particular, you must make sure that both your Windows operating system and your calendar programs are updated. For more information, review the Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center (http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007).
How the DST Change Affects Microsoft Dynamics CRM
After the operating system has been updated with new time zone definitions, the updates and wizard synchronize Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 time zone definitions with Microsoft Windows and adjust records associated with dates/times in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.
Most records in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, including custom records, include date/time stamps based on current DST rules. For example, activities that are scheduled during the delta period will appear one hour earlier than they should. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 calculates the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) value when an activity is created. So if a user creates an appointment while Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 is configured for the old DST rules and the appointment is scheduled during the new DST weeks, the appointment will appear one hour earlier than it should. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard helps adjust such records appropriately.
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 updates and wizard are being released in advance of the United States Daylight Saving Time rules change in 2007, but they can also be used for general adjustments of calendar-related items based on changes in time zone definitions.
For more information, see KB 925874 and KB 932984.
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Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Small Business Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- Other Requirements: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 3.0
- Download CRM_DST_Remediation_details_Rev1.x.exe from this page and run it. It will extract a document that explains how to update your entire set of related Microsoft software components, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, and the order in which to perform the updates.
- We STRONGLY recommend that you read the entire document before updating your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 installation and using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard to update affected records.