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Field Notice: FN - 62901 - New Zealand Daylight Savings Time Policy Changes Effective September 2007 - for Cisco Fax Server


September 7, 2007

NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Products Affected

CFS-9-X-ENT-STE

 

Problem Description

The operating systems of most Cisco products that support Daylight Savings Time (DST) have built in mechanisms to automatically change the times, based on current user-selected rules. Once the new DST is implemented, the time on devices that maintain time zone information will continue to change according to the old method, unless changes are made.

Background

On April 30, 2007, Hon Rick Barker, Minister of Internal Affairs, announced a three week extension to the period of daylight saving. Daylight saving now runs from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April.

Table 1 - Summary of changes to Daylight Saving Time

Event

Prior to 2007

Year 2007 and After

Start

First Sunday in October

2:00 A.M. on September 30, 2007

(Last Sunday in September)

End

Third Sunday in March

3:00 A.M.on April 6, 2008

(First Sunday in April)

 

Problem Symptoms

Faxes sent at the time of the change and later are delayed and may take several hours to process.

Faxes sent or received at the time of the change and later are stamped one hour later than the operating system time.

Workaround/Solution

Solution:

Four steps must be taken.

1) Upgrade Windows Operating System.

2) Apply Microsoft patches for New Zealand Daylight Saving Time.

3) Upgrade Cisco FAX Server software.

4) Apply patches from Captaris web site.

  1. Upgrade the Cisco Fax Server Windows to one of the following versions:

    Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Server, SP4

    Windows 2000 Advanced Server, SP4

    Windows 2003 R2 Standard Edition

    Windows 2003 Enterprise Server, SP2

  2. Apply Microsoft Windows updates per Microsoft's KB933360 document.

  3. Upgrade to Cisco Fax Server (RightFax) 9.3 FP1 HF3 or later.

  4. Apply hot fixes per Captaris Document at RightFax Fixes for Daylight Saving Time (DST) / Time Calculation.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

07-SEP-2007

Initial Public Release

 

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