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Prepare Your Computer for Daylight Savings Time, March 11, 2007

Due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period is being expanded. Beginning this year (2007) DST will start on March 11th and end on November 4th. You may need to install a patch to your computer's operating system or calendar program to ensure that the time zone setting for your computer's clock is correct. Please note that GMU's ITU staff have already patched the Oracle/Corporate Time Calendar server. For more information from ITU, see http://itusupport.gmu.edu/DST.asp .

Microsoft Windows users should  make sure that both your Windows operating system and your calendar programs are updated.  To see which operating system your computer uses, right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". If you have Automatic Updates turned on, you may not be affected by the change in daylight saving time. For more information, see Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center or Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center for IT Professionals.

Microsoft Outlooks Calendar users should consult with the Law School's Computing Services staff before making any changes (see their contact information below).

Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later already have the DST changes built-in to the operating system. For more information, see http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305056

If you need additional help, please call the Law School's Computing Support staff at 703-993-4855 or send e-mail to lawsupport@gmu.edu.