MCLG: After DST changes are applied, all dates in Collage show in GMT time

ID:    A19
Published:    08 March 2007
Updated:    24 April 2008

Operating System(s)

  • All Windows
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP


  • Collage


After applying the DST changes to Collage and the server operating system, all of the dates in Collage show as GMT.

On the Collage server:

  1. From Control Panel, open Date & Time.
  2. On the "Time Zone" tab, uncheck "Automatically adjust for Daylight Saving".
  3. Click "Apply".
  4. Check "Automatically adjust for Daylight Saving".
  5. Click "Apply".
  6. Click "OK" to save.
  7. Restart the Collage services.

For more information, see the following forum item:


If that approach doesn't work. The following step can be used as well to force Tomcat to use a certain timezone.

  1. Edit the <collage install dir>\options.bat
  2. Change the line that looks like this
  3. To look like this and reflect your own timezone.
    SET JAVA_OPTS=-server -Xmx%CATALINA_MEMORY% -Duser.timezone=America/Chicago

The following kb doc shows the available options for the actual timezone. S123396


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