Daylight Saving Time changes with exteNd project deployed on WebSphere Application Server

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  • 24-Jan-2007
  • 16-Mar-2012


IBM WebSphere Server Advanced Edition Version 5.1
Novell exteNd Director 5.2.1
Novell exteNd Composer 5.2.1


Starting in 2007, Daylight Saving Time will be extended by 4 weeks in most U.S. and Canadian time zones. Daylight Saving Time will begin the second Sunday in March (3 weeks earlier) and will end the first Sunday in November (1 week later). This change complies with a provision of the Energy Preservation Act of 2005 and affects all U.S. time zones that observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). Many Canadian provinces that share or border these time zones have also announced plans to adopt this change.


To correct problems with the time change when using WebSphere Application Server:

WebSphere Version 5.1 SDK 1.4.1:
You must apply the IBM WebSphere Application Server US DST Interim Fix PK28677
In certain cases, customer can also use the Time Zone Updater Utility for Java available for download directly from IBM. This tool should only be used in cases when it is not practical to upgrade to the fix noted above.
For additional information regarding IBM's recommended path to apply the Daylight Saving Time fixes to the WebSphere Application Server or for additional information regarding the Time Zone Updater Utility for Java, please refer directly to IBM's documentation on this matter at: