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I'm using a VPS running Virtuozzo Containers with Parallels. Every time I reboot it sets the server's TimeZone to GMT+01 Amsterdam. If I change that to GMT+00 London and then reboot, it gets set back to Amsterdam again. Is there any way I can prevent this?

I'm also have a very strange issue whereby .Net is reporting that the DateTime.Now as the +01 Amsterdam time instead of +00 GMT, even after I've change it to London's TimeZone.

Is there somewhere else I need to change the TimeZone apart from in the Timezone tab under the system clock?

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What version of Virtuozzo are you running? This looks a lot like a bug in Virtuozzo version 3.5.1 that was completely fixed in versions 4 and beyond.

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After having it be pointed-out that I missed the "Windows" reference, it sounds like the underlying virtualization layer is holding time permanently - perhaps, as has been mentioned elsewhere, as a bug in the edition of Virtuozzo.

This is probably an issue you need to take up with your VPS provider.

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Might check hwclock, but it sounds like the VPS's settings require it to go back to the underlying host's timezone setting.

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  • Pointing at a linux manpage for a Win2k3 server? – womble Nov 29 '09 at 22:46
  • honestly - missed the tag for "windows-server-2003": nothing in the question indicated platform :) – warren Nov 30 '09 at 0:18

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