Symptoms

When you open a Microsoft Access web database in a SharePoint site, you receive the following warning message:

Your local machine time zone does not match your current SharePoint regional setting. Operations involving dates will not work correctly

Cause

This problem occurs because a different time zone is used in the regional settings of Windows and the SharePoint server.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, follow these steps.

  1. Apply the latest updates for Windows and for the SharePoint server. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Windows, run Windows Update to obtain the latest updates.

    2. On the SharePoint server, run Windows Update to obtain the latest updates for Windows Server and for the SharePoint server.

  2. Identify the time zone setting in the SharePoint site to which the Access web database is published. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. At the top of the SharePoint site, click the arrow next to Welcome <User name>, and then click My Settings.

    2. On the User Information page, click My Regional Settings.

    3. In the Follow Web Settings section of the Regional Settings page, make sure that the Always follow web settings check box is selected.

    4. Check the Time Zone setting.

  3. Set Windows and the SharePoint server to the same time zone. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then open the Date and Time item.

    2. In the Date and Time item, click Change time zone, and then select the time zone that is used by the SharePoint site.

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