Correcting Time on Windows VM

Correcting the time on HostingRaja VPS with Windows Server 2012 its system time set to the UTC timezone. You may be able to change the timezone as per your desire, but if you are changing it anything other than the UTC then it may cause the system time to drift rapidly.

This happens mainly because the HostingRaja VM host computer uses the UTC time in their system BIOS, which is not supported by the Windows Server.



Although it is not supported, a windows server has some hidden features which allows it to work with the UTC BIOS clock setting. This type of patch works for most of the people but has caused many issues historically. Below are some steps for applying the patch

  • You need to log into Windows Server 2012 VM.
  • You need to create a file named patch.reg. You need to populate it with the following contents.
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  • Now you need to run the patch.reg file, which allows it in modifying the registry when it is prompted.
  • Then you need to reboot the server.

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