Log Files Rolled Over According to GMT, Not Local Time Zone

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SYMPTOMS
Log files roll over at midnight Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) rather than atmidnight according to the local time zone.
CAUSE
Microsoft Internet Information Server follows the World Wide WebConsortium (W3C) specification of rolling over the log at midnight GMT.


RESOLUTION

Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
  • 152734 how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
194699 Extended Log File Format Always in GMT
In Service Pack 4, the behavior was changed so that Log files roll over atmidnight according to the local time zone when metabase property ID 4015 is set to 1 using MetaEdit (shipped with the IIS Resource Kit) for each concerned Web site.

You can use the following command to add this metabase key:
mdutil.exe SET -svc w3svc -i 1 -utype UT_SERVER -dtype DWORD -attrib INHERIT -prop 4015 -value 1
Where -svc is the name of the service (for FTP, the service would be MSFTPSVC) and -i is set to the number of the Web site where you want to set the logging parameter.

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