Event ID 32 — Local Time Zone Configuration

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The Windows Time service (W32time) applies the local time zone configuration. Windows Time Service uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is based on an atomic time scale and therefore independent of time zones. Time zone information is stored in the computer's registry and added to the system time just before it is displayed to the user.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 32
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Time-Service
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSG_TIME_ZONE_FIX_FAILED
Message: The time service discovered that the system time zone information was corrupted. The time service tried to reset the system time zone to GMT, but failed. The time service cannot start. The error was: %1

Resolve

Configure a time zone

The error in Event Viewer should provide additional information. Look for a time source other than the Microsoft time source that is causing time zone incompatibilities. Attempt to reconfigure the time zone manually. Perform the following procedure on the computer that is logging the event to be resolved.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure a time zone manually:

  1. Click Start. In Start Search, type timedate.cpl, and then press ENTER. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue. The Date and Time dialog box opens.
  2. On the Date and Time tab, click Change time zone. The Time Zone Settings dialog box opens. In Time zone, select the appropriate time zone, and then press ENTER. The Time Zone Settings dialog box closes.
  3. In the Date and Time dialog box, click OK .

Verify

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the Windows Time service is synchronizing correctly:

  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator. To open a command prompt as an administrator, click Start. In Start Search, type Command Prompt. At the top of the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  2. At the command prompt, type W32TM /tz, and then press ENTER. The command displays the time zone information. Confirm that the time zone information is correct.

For more information about the Windows Time service, see Windows Time Service Technical Reference (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=25393).

Related Management Information

Local Time Zone Configuration

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