Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Tool

At last we have the Exchange DST tool and it comes with a nice new KB http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930879.  I was wrong! I originally thought it might just use the outlook tool, but this is a totally standalone tool.  Also it needs to be installed on a desktop and NOT the exchange server.  It looks like a well planned tool.  I will test it later and let you know how I get on.

Also “both the Outlook tool and the Exchange tool can be run in the same environment. If you run the Exchange tool on a mailbox that has already been updated by the Outlook tool, or viceversa, you will experience no side effects.” which is good!


Source: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9336886-4b28-4010-9416-36d38429438d&DisplayLang=en

The Exchange Calendar Update Tool enables administrators to update, using the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft® Office Outlook®, multiple user mailboxes, thereby avoiding the challenges involved with broadly deploying the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool to all end-users.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the Exchange Calendar Update tool, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 930879, “How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool,” for complete information about potential effects on your IT environment and user base.

After installing the Windows and Exchange daylight saving time (DST) updates, all old appointments (both recurring and single instance) that occur during the extended DST period will be incorrectly displayed as having moved back one hour. These appointments will need to be updated so that they display correctly in Outlook, Outlook Web Access, and CDO-based applications. The Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool enables end-users to update their own calendars. (For Outlook 2007 the time zone update feature is built into the application.)

The Exchange Calendar Update Tool enables administrators to avoid the challenges involved with broadly deploying the Outlook tool to all users and ensuring that each user runs the tool correctly

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