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The SetVarDate and GetVarDate methods of the SWbemDateTime object do not correctly follow the Common Information Model (CIM) date and timeformat. Specifically, the bIsLocal Boolean offset and the Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) offset are not processed correctly.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
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Windows XP Service Pack 1
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The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 18-Nov-2003 16:28 5.1.2600.1319 700,416 Wbemdisp.dll IA-64 18-Nov-2003 16:38 5.1.2600.1319 167,936 Wbemdisp.dll x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
SWbemDateTime is a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripting object that is used to parse and to set CIM date and time values. A SWbemDateTime object can be initialized from and formatted in either VT_DATE or FILETIME values by using methods on the object. These values can be parsed in component year, month, day, hour, minutes, seconds, or microseconds by using properties of the SWbemDateTime object. You can use either local or UTC values to format the SWbemDateTime object.
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824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates