SCCM : When using a USB key to run a offline OSD task sequence there was a massive 10 hour time change in the SMSTS.log

October 2, 2008 at 9:32 am in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, sccm, SCCM 2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

This is a known issue and has been bugged. When you use the boot media option Win PE communicates with the Management Point to get the current local time and uses this information to set the BIOS clock. When you use the standalone media no network connectivity is assumed and the management point is not contacted for the local time. The stand-alone media therefore has no way to know whether the BIOS time is correct or not and it will think the BIOS time is based on GMT -8 time zone and try to adjust it.

Microsoft told us this is scheduled to be fixed in a later service pack however this can be worked around using a script in the post install stage which corrects the OS system clock and synchs with a DC.



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