A virtual machine is available to help you deploy daylight saving time 2007 calendar updates in an Exchange organization

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INTRODUCTION

This article contains information about how to obtain and install a virtual machine image. This virtual machine image contains the Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool and trial versions of the following programs:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
You can use this virtual machine to help you deploy daylight saving time (DST) 2007 calendar updates in a Microsoft Exchange organization.

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Overview

Before you run the Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool, view the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information about potential effects on your IT environment and user base:
941018 How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool
If you install the Windows time zone update package that is mentioned in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 933360, users experience the following symptom:
Single-instance appointments or recurring appointments that occur in the extended DST period incorrectly appear one hour ahead.
Note This issue occurs if the users are in a time zone that is affected by the DST changes in 2007.

You must update these appointments so that they will appear correctly in Microsoft Office Outlook, in Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, and in Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) applications. The Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook lets you update a user's mailbox to allow for DST 2007 calendar changes. You can use the Exchange Calendar Update Tool to update multiple user mailboxes. This tool uses the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook to update each user's mailbox.

If you use the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool to update multiple user mailboxes, you may be able to avoid deploying the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook to the users in the Exchange environment.

To help you use the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool, we have created a virtual machine that you can use in your organization. You can run this virtual machine in either of the following environments:

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool package now. Release date: September 3, 2007

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Download the Virtual Machine for Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool package now. Release date: September 13, 2007


For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Installation information

To install the virtual machine for Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool, follow these steps.

Step 1: Extract the virtual machine image files

The virtual machine for Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool consists of the following three files:
  • ExchangeDSTTool.part1.exe
  • ExchangeDSTTool.part2.rar
  • ExchangeDSTTool.part3.rar
Download these three files to a folder on the computer, and then double-click ExchangeDSTTool.part1.exe to extract the virtual machine image files.

Step 2: Create a new virtual machine

Create a new virtual machine in Virtual Server 2005 or in Virtual PC 2004. To do this, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation:
Method 1: Virtual Server 2005
  1. Start the Virtual Server Administration Website tool. To do this, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Virtual Server, and then click Virtual Server Administration Website.
  2. Click Server Properties, and then click Search paths.
  3. In the Search paths box, type the path of the extracted virtual machine image files, and then click OK.
  4. Under Virtual Machines, click Add.
  5. In the Known configuration files list, click path:\ExchangeDSTTool.vmc, and then click Add.
  6. In the Configuration pane of the newly added virtual machine, click Network adapters.
  7. In the Connected to list, click a network adapter that lets the virtual machine access the corporate network, and then click OK.
  8. Click the thumbnail image of the virtual machine to turn on the virtual machine.
  9. Follow the instructions in the Setup program to configure the virtual machine, and to set the password for the virtual machine.
  10. After the virtual machine has been configured successfully, log on to the virtual machine. Then, install an antivirus program as appropriate for your organization's requirements.
  11. Follow the steps in the following Knowledge Base article to use the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool:
    941018 How to address daylight saving time by using the Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool
    Note The Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool is installed on the virtual machine. This tool is located in the C:\DST folder on the virtual machine.
Method 2: Virtual PC 2004
  1. Start Microsoft Virtual PC 2004.
  2. On the File menu, click New Virtual Machine Wizard.
  3. In New Virtual Machine Wizard, click Next.
  4. In the Options dialog box, click Add an existing virtual machine, and then click Next.
  5. In the Existing Virtual Machine Name and location dialog box, click Browse to locate the folder to which you extracted the virtual machine files, click ExchangeDSTTool.vmc, and then click Next.
  6. Click to select the When I click Finish, open Settings check box, and then click Finish.
  7. Modify the settings for the virtual machine as appropriate for your environment. At the least, click Networking, and then click a virtual network adapter in the Adapter 1 list.

    Note Click a virtual network adapter that lets the virtual machine access the corporate network.
  8. When you finish modifying the settings for the virtual machine, click OK.
  9. In the Virtual PC Console window, click the virtual machine, and then click Start.
  10. Follow the instructions in the Setup program to configure the virtual machine.
  11. After the virtual machine has been configured successfully, log on to the virtual machine. Then, install an antivirus program as appropriate for your organization's requirements.
  12. Follow the steps in the following Knowledge Base article to use the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool:
    941018 How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool
    Note The Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool is installed on the virtual machine. This tool is located in the C:\DST folder on the virtual machine.

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941018 How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool
926666 Update for daylight saving time changes in 2007 for Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
933360 August 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
931667 How to address the daylight saving time changes in 2007 by using the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook
For more information about DST, visit the following Microsoft Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst

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Article ID: 933185 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 5.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
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