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How to Change the Time Zone of a File Server or Workstation

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) automatically identifies the time zone of a protected computer during installation of the protection agent. If a protected computer is moved to a different time zone after protection is configured, ensure that you do the following:

  • Change the computer time in Control Panel by using the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time Properties dialog box.

  • Update the time zone in the DPM database.

For more information about time zones and DPM protection, see Coordinating Protection Across Time Zones.

To update the time zone in the DPM database

  1. On the protected computer, in Add or Remove Programs, uninstall Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Protection Agent.

  2. On the DPM server, in DPM Administrator Console, in the Management task area, click the Agents tab, select the computer, and then, in the Actions pane, click Refresh information.

    The agent status will change to Error.

  3. In the Details pane, click Remove the record of the computer from this DPM computer.

  4. Reinstall the protection agent on the computer.

  5. Run synchronization with consistency check for each protected volume on the protected computer.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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