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We are using Serv-U as our FTP server on Windows Server 2008 R2.

When I use windows explorer on a Windows 7 desktop to connect to the ftp site the Date Modified timestamp is off by exactly 5 hours...But if I use other ftp clients(Firefox and Filezilla) I get the correct timestamps.

The time on the desktop and server are correct and in the same timezone (central).

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Does your timezone happen to be by 5 hours off of UTC? – uSlackr Apr 11 '12 at 14:53
According to Wikipedia: Daylight saving time (DST) is in effect in much of Central time zones between mid-March and early November. The modified time is called Central Daylight Time (CDT) and is UTC−5. So yes. Is this a Windows bug then? – Neil Hoff Apr 11 '12 at 21:12
If you place the file into the directory using a non-ftp copy (within Windows) do you get different results? – uSlackr Apr 11 '12 at 21:39

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