The TimeZone entry in an unattended installation file is not supported in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

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The TimeZone entry in an unattended installation file is used to specify the time zone settings for a computer during an unattended installation. This entry is available in Microsoft Windows 2000, in Microsoft Windows XP, and in Windows Server 2003. However, the TimeZone entry is not supported in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008.

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For example, in Windows Server 2003, you can add the TimeZone entry under the "[GuiUnattended]" section in an unattended installation file as follows:

[GuiUnattended]

TimeZone = index

Note The index placeholder specifies a number that represents a specific time zone setting for the computer. The information about these time zone indexes is available in the Unattend.doc file. The Unattend.doc file is part of the Deploy.cab file that is available in the Support\Tools folder on the Windows installation CD.

Time Zone registry changes in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

In Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003, the
Index
registry value is located under each time zone entry in the Windows registry. The
Index
value is used to set the time zone in the Unattend file. The time zone entries are located under the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones
The
Index
registry value does not exist in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008. For information about how to set the time zone in an Unattend file in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749073.aspx

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Article ID: 935369 - Last Review: January 29, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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